IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 1,4-α-glucan 6-α-glucosyltransferase

Reaction: Transfers an α-D-glucosyl residue in a (1→4)-α-D-glucan to the primary hydroxy group of glucose, free or combined in a (1→4)-α-D-glucan

Other name(s): oligoglucan-branching glycosyltransferase; 1,4-α-D-glucan 6-α-D-glucosyltransferase; T-enzyme; D-glucosyltransferase; 1,4-α-D-glucan:1,4-α-D-glucan(D-glucose) 6-α-D-glucosyltransferase

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

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9030-12-0


1. Abdullah, M. and Whelan, W.J. Synthesis of α-1:6-glucosidic linkages by a transglycosylase from potato. Biochem. J. 75 (1960) 12P only.

2. Barker, S.A. and Carrington, T.R. Studies of Aspergillus niger. Part II. Transglycosidation by Aspergillus niger. J. Chem. Soc. (Lond.) (1953) 3588-3593.

3. Saroja, K., Venkataraman, R. and Giri, K.V. Transglucosidation in Penicillium chrysogenum Q-176. Isolation and identification of the oligosaccharide. Biochem. J. 60 (1955) 399-403. [PMID: 13239572]

[EC created 1965]

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