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. The gene for this enzyme is located on chromosome 3p14.
Novel missense mutations in the glycogen branching enzyme gene in adult polyglucosan body disease.