Definition: the polysaccharide fragments remaining at the end (limit) of exhaustive hydrolysis of amylopectin or glycogen by a-1,4-glucan maltohydrolase or ß-amylase, which cannot hydrolyze the a-1,6 bonds at branch points; accumulates in individuals with type III glycogen storage disease.
Synonym(s): dextrin limit
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