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glucoamylase

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Glucan 1,4-alpha-glucosidase is an enzyme located on the brush border of the small intestine with system name 4-alpha-D-glucan glucohydrolase. This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction: Hydrolysis of terminal (1->4)-linked alpha-D-glucose residues successively from non-reducing ends of the chains with release of beta-D-glucose. Most forms of the enzyme can rapidly hydrolyse 1,6-alpha-D-glycosidic bonds when the next bond in the sequence is 1,4.

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