- glucoamylase complex
- the two heat-stable maltases in humans, also known as α-glucosidases [EC 18.104.22.168] (q.v.); they are described as a complex because the two enzyme activities are formed as a single polypeptide which is cleaved to form a heterodimer active within the brush border of the intestinal mucosa; the enzyme activities catalyze the hydrolysis of α-1,4 linked glucose residues from the nonreducing ends of disaccharides and oligomers such as maltose, amylose, amylopectin, and glycogen.
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