A limit dextrinase, free from contaminating carbohydrases, has been purified from malted sorghum flour. The enzyme readily hydrolysed a-limit dextrins having maltosyl or maltotriosyl side-chains, pullulan, and amylopectin ß-limit dextrin. Glycogen ß-limit dextrin and amylopectin were more slowly hydrolysed, the detection of the hydrolysis of amylopectin being dependent on enzyme concentration. No significant debranching of glycogen could be detected. © 1976.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1976|