1,4-alpha-glucan-branching enzyme, GlgB (IPR006407)

Short name: GlgB

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Family relationships


This entry represents the glycogen branching enzyme, GlgB, which is responsible for the transfer of chains of approximately seven alpha(1,4)-linked glucosyl residues to other similar chains (in new alpha-(1,6) linkages) in the biosynthesis of glycogen [PMID: 7862674]. The branching enzyme is responsible for the degree of alpha(1,6) branch linkages found in polysaccharides [PMID: 2959476].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0005978 glycogen biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0003844 1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme activity

Cellular Component

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