The plant alpha-glucan phosphorylase, commonly called starch phosphorylase (EC 18.104.22.168), is largely known for the phosphorolytic degradation of starch. Starch phosphorylase catalyzes the reversible transfer of glucosyl units from glucose-1-phosphate to the nonreducing end of alpha-1,4-D-glucan chains with the release of phosphate. Two distinct forms of starch phosphorylase, plastidic phosphorylase and cytosolic phosphorylase, have been consistently observed in higher plants.
- Starch+phosphorylase at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Rathore RS, Garg N, Garg S, Kumar A.
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