Metabolism of the reserve polysaccharide of Streptococcus mitis. Properties of alpha-(1-->6)-glucosidase, its separation from transglucosylase, and the action of the two enzymes on branched oligosaccharides.
1. An alpha-(1-->6)-glucosidase has been separated from cell extracts of Streptococcus mitis. The enzyme was freed from transglucosylase by adsorption of the latter on retrograded amylose. 2. The enzyme was detected in five of the six strains of S. mitis that were studied; alpha-(1-->6)-glucosidase was not found in strain RB1633, a strain that did not store… (More)