1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme

n.

An enzyme in muscles that catalyzes the breakdown of alpha-1,4 linkages in glycogen and the formation of alpha-1,6 linkages, thus creating branches in glycogen and increasing its solubility; brancher enzyme.

Nearby words

  1. -zyme,
  2. .22,
  3. .45,
  4. .com,
  5. 1,3-diphosphoglycerate,
  6. 1-naphthol,
  7. 10,
  8. 10-gauge,
  9. 101,
  10. 1066


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