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Pullulunase

Pullulunase. An amylolytic enzyme (q.v.) capable of hydrolyzing (q.v.) the ?-1,6 bonds that form the branching points in the amylopectin (q.v.) fraction of starch (q.v.) and thus acts as a debranching enzyme, i.e., it removes the side chains and converts amylopectin into a short-chained linear starch fraction.