Substrate specificity of maltose phosphorylase

K. Morgan, W. J. Whelan

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MALTOSE phosphorylase from Neisseria meningiditis, discovered by Fitting, Doudoroff1, and Scherp2, catalyses the following reaction: Studies of specificity1,2 showed that of many sugars tested only D-xylose could replace glucose as the acceptor for glucose transferred from the phosphate donor. The product was 4-O-α-glucosylxylose3. The sugar phosphate could not be replaced by the α-anomer1,2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-169
Number of pages2
Issue number4850
StatePublished - Dec 1 1962
Externally publishedYes

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