1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme

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1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme

n.
An enzyme in muscles that catalyzes the breakdown of alpha-1,4 linkages in glycogen and the formation of alpha-1,6 linkages, thus creating branches in glycogen and increasing its solubility; brancher enzyme.
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Type IV glycogen storage disease (type IV GSD), also known as Andersen disease or amylopectinosis, is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder caused by the deficiency of glycogen branching enzyme.
Novel missense mutations in the glycogen branching enzyme gene in adult polyglucosan body disease.