Glucan elongation enzyme from environmental DNA


A thermostable 4-α-glucanotransferase that elongates linear alpha-glucan chains in starch and amylose.


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elo127A thermostable 4-α-glucanotransferase that elongates linear alpha-glucan chains in starch and amylose by catalyzing the transfer of one glucose unit from the non-reducing end to a new position in an acceptor, which may be triose or larger. The enzyme can be used various applications, such as for modifications of alpha-polysaccharides and is ideal for making clear size ladders of oligosaccharides larger than maltose. The enzyme was developed from metagenome DNA obtained from environmental sample from a geothermal environment.

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Product : Elo127 | Glucan elongation enzyme 1000 Units | Price : 220.00 EURFor further product information read more below or download the product sheet (pdf format). 



Mode of action: The enzyme catalyzes the formation of the alpha-1,4-glucosidic linkages. The enzyme transfers a segment of a (1->4)-alpha-D-glucan to a new position in an acceptor, which may be glucose or a (1->4)-alpha-D-glucan.

Unit Definition: Half unit (U) is defined as the amount of enzyme which  lowers the OD at 650 nm from 1.2 to 0.7 in 30minutes.

Unit Assay Conditions:  Branching enzyme activity was routinely determined in a 50mM KPO4 pH 8.0 buffer for 10 minutes, with 0.01% (w/v) final conc. of amylose.

Source: Bacterial Environmental DNA

Enzyme properties:


A plot of ELo127 activity against temperature

Temperature Optimum: The enzyme in relatively active in a rather broad temperature range with optimum around 70°C (Figure 1)


pH Optimum: pH optimum is around 7 (Figure 2)


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Unit size and price

1000 units – EUR 220