The limit dextrinase of the broad bean (Vicia faba L.)

Ronald W Gordon, David J Manners, J Roger Stark

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    A limit dextrinase has been isolated from broad-bean flour and purified 800-fold. The enzyme readily hydrolysed branched a-dextrins containing maltosyl or maltotriosyl side-chains, pullulan, and amylopectin ß-limit dextrin. Glycogen ß-limit dextrins and amylopectin were slowly hydrolysed, but glycogens were barely susceptible to hydrolysis. There was no evidence for the presence of a second debranching enzyme in broad beans. © 1975.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)125-134
    Number of pages10
    JournalCarbohydrate Research
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1975


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