Amylase

Amylase: The digestive enzyme needed to digest starches (complex carbohydrates). This enzyme is produced by the pancreas and is also found in the saliva.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Amylases: A group of amylolytic enzymes that cleave starch, glycogen, and related alpha-1,4-glucans. (Stedman, 25th ed) EC 3.2.1.-.2

Types

Types may include:3

Types of Amylase:

  • Alpha-Amylase

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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