(EC No.: 188.8.131.52)
Dextranase is a type of glucosidase enzyme which catalyses the breakdown of highly complex carbohydrates like starch and glycogen into their monomer form. Dextranases are widely used in the sugarcane industry, for the breakdown of dextrans because it is a contaminant in the sugar refining process.
Prime industrial use:
Sugar refining in the sugar cane industry as dextrans reduces the recovery of the sugar