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In enzymology, a 4-alpha-glucanotransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes a chemical reaction that transfers a segment of a 1,4-alpha-D-glucan to a new position in an acceptor carbohydrate, which may be glucose or a 1,4-alpha-D-glucan.

This enzyme belongs to the family of glycosyltransferases, specifically the hexosyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 1,4-alpha-D-glucan:1,4-alpha-D-glucan 4-alpha-D-glycosyltransferase. Other names in common use include disproportionating enzyme, dextrin glycosyltransferase, D-enzyme, debranching enzyme maltodextrin glycosyltransferase, amylomaltase, and dextrin transglycosylase. This enzyme participates in starch and sucrose metabolism.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 14 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1CWY, 1ESW, 1FP8, 1FP9, 1K1W, 1K1X, 1K1Y, 1LWH, 1LWJ, 1TZ7, 1X1N, 2OWC, 2OWW, and 2OWX.


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