Pronunciation: deks'trin deks'tran-as
Definition: A glucosyltransferase transferring 1,4-a-d-glucosyl residues, thus catalyzing the synthesis of dextrans (with 1,6 links between monosaccharide units) from dextrins (with 1,4 links) by glucose transfer.
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