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Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0004645 - phosphorylase activity

Synonyms: 1,4-alpha-D-glucan:phosphate alpha-D-glucosyltransferase activity, 1,4-alpha-glucan phosphorylase activity, polyphosphorylase activity

Definition: Catalysis of the reaction: 1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl(n) + phosphate = 1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl(n-1) + alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate. The name should be qualified in each instance by adding the name of the natural substrate, e.g. maltodextrin phosphorylase, starch phosphorylase, glycogen phosphorylase.

Parent Classes:
GO:0016758 - transferase activity, transferring hexosyl groups

Child Classes:
GO:0008184 - glycogen phosphorylase activity (2) ,
GO:0009018 - sucrose phosphorylase activity (1) ,
GO:0031220 - maltodextrin phosphorylase activity (1)

Term Members:
maltodextrin phosphorylase monomer (malP) ,
GlgP ,
DeoA

Unification Links: GO:0004645


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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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