IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dextrin dextranase

Reaction: [(1→4)-α-D-glucosyl]n + [(1→6)-α-D-glucosyl]m = [(1→4)-α-D-glucosyl]n-1 + [(1→6)-α-D-glucosyl]m+1

Other name(s): dextrin 6-glucosyltransferase; dextran dextrinase1,4-α-D-glucan:1,6-α-D-glucan 6-α-D-glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: (1→4)-α-D-glucan:(1→6)-α-D-glucan 6-α-D-glucosyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9032-13-7


1. Hehre, E.J. Enzymic synthesis of polysaccharides: a biological type of polymerization. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Subj. Biochem. 11 (1951) 297-337.

2. Hehre, E.J. and Hamilton, D.M. Bacterial conversion of dextrin into a polysaccharide with the serological properties of dextran. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 71 (1949) 336-339.

3. Hehre, E.J. and Hamilton, D.M. The biological synthesis of dextran from dextrins. J. Biol. Chem. 192 (1953) 161-174.

[EC created 1961]

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