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Glucoamylase

Definition

noun

An amylase that cleaves the last alpha-1,4-glycosidic linkages at the nonreducing end of amylase and amylopectin to yield glucose.


Supplement

The enzyme is produced by fungi, especially those in the aspergillus genus.


"Synonyms:

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

Compare: alpha-amylase, beta-amylase


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Alpha Amylase and Glucamylase What the difference?

glucoamylase(3.2.1.3): An enzyme that breaks the bonds near the ends of large carbohydrates (starches), releasing maltose and free glucose. From here: http://www.enzymeexperts.com/glossary/g.html

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by MrMistery
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Topic: Alpha Amylase and Glucamylase What the difference?
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