noun, plural: gamma-amylases
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.
Compared to alpha- and beta-amylases, the γ-amylase is most efficient in acidic environments (optimum pH of 3).
- Glucan 1,4-α-glucosidase
- lysosomal α-glucosidase
- 1,4-α-D-glucan glucohydrolase
Compare: alpha-amylase, beta-amylase