Protein Name 1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme 1
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 2632
Gene Symbol


UniProt Q04446 (GLGB_HUMAN), Q59ET0 (Q59ET0_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 27
Total Number of Articles : 42

1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme 1

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a glycogen branching enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of alpha-1,4-linked glucosyl units from the outer end of a glycogen chain to an alpha-1,6 position on the same or a neighboring glycogen chain. Branching of the chains is essential to increase the solubility of the glycogen molecule and, consequently, in reducing the osmotic pressure within cells. Highest level of this enzyme are found in liver and muscle. Mutations in this gene are associated with glycogen storage disease IV (also known as Andersen's disease). [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • 1,4-alpha-glucan-branching enzyme
  • amylo-(1,4 to 1,6) transglucosidase
  • amylo-(1,4 to 1,6) transglycosylase
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