glucosyltransferase

glucosyltransferase
Any enzyme transferring glucosyl groups from one compound to another; glucosyltransferases are in EC subclass 2.4 (glycosyltransferases). SYN: transglucosylase.

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glu·co·syl·trans·fer·ase -'tran(t)s-(.)fər-.ās, -.āz n an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a glucosyl group esp one implicated in the formation of dental plaque that catalyzes the formation of glucans called also transglucosylase

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glu·co·syl·trans·fer·ase (gloo″ko-səl-transґfər-as) a term used in the trivial and recommended names of some hexosyltransferases [EC 2.4.1] that catalyze the transfer of a glucosyl group from a donor to an acceptor compound. Called also transglucosylase.

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