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Amyloglucosidase

Definition
noun
A form of amylase that cleaves the last alpha-1,4-glycosidic linkages at the nonreducing end of amylase and amylopectin to yield glucose. It also cleaves the alpha-1-6-glycosidic linkages.
Supplement
“Synonyms:”

  • Glucan 1,4-α-glucosidase
  • γ-amylase
  • Exo-1,4-α-glucosidase
  • glucoamylase
  • lysosomal α-glucosidase
  • 1,4-α-D-glucan glucohydrolase

Compare: alpha-amylase, beta-amylase


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