|Superclasses:||Reactions Classified By Conversion Type → Simple Reactions → Chemical Reactions|
|Reactions Classified By Substrate → Small-Molecule Reactions|
EC Number: 22.214.171.124
In Pathway: starch degradation II
Note that this reaction equation differs from the official Enzyme Commission reaction equation for this EC number, which can be found here .
Reaction Locations: chloroplast stroma
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
Mass balance status: Marked as unbalanced.
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: β-amylase
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: saccharogen amylase, glycogenase, β amylase, β-amylase, 1,4-α-D-glucan maltohydrolase
Enzyme Commission Summary:
Acts on starch, glycogen and related polysaccharides and oligosaccharides producing β-maltose by an inversion. The term 'β' relates to the initial anomeric configuration of the free sugar group released and not to the configuration of the linkage hydrolysed.
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