alpha amylase

al·pha am·y·lase

(al'fă am'i-lās),
A starch-splitting enzyme obtained from a nonpathogenic bacterium of the Bacillus subtilis class, used to treat inflammatory conditions and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury; its therapeutic usefulness has not been fully established and its mode of action is not known.

al·pha am·y·lase

(al'fă am'i-lās)
A starch-splitting enzyme obtained from a nonpathogenic bacterium of the Bacillus subtilis class; used to treat inflammatory conditions and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury.
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EGCG may inhibit the enzymes ability to break down the starch, the researchers indicated, since they also found that EGCG reduced the activity of alpha amylase in the pancreas by 34 percent.
Submerged fermentation was carried out with substrates like maize starch, potato starch, rice starch, sweet potato starch, tapioca starch and maize cob powder for the production of alpha amylase with the initial pH 5.
Fuelzyme alpha amylase is a unique high performance enzyme designed to significantly improve the efficiency and economics of fuel ethanol production.
Georgia scientists have come up with two uses for such intermediate moisture extrusion processing: starch degradation with thermostable alpha amylase and the production of snack products.
When taken just before a meal, it joins with alpha amylase, which is the enzyme responsible for digesting starch and temporarily disables it, making it unable to break down starch for about an hour.
Optimal uses of alpha amylase could therefore significantly extend the shelf-life of such products.
The WheatRite reader, known as ReadRite, provides a quantitative measure of alpha amylase in wheat samples and can convert the amylase result to a corresponding Falling Number value for different varieties of wheat.
Further the production of alpha amylase was optimized using mineral containing media.
Ultra-Thin enzyme is a novel, next-generation alpha amylase enzyme designed to offer ethanol producers superior liquefaction performance.
Genencor's STARGEN(TM) enzymes is made from blends of an alpha amylase and a glucoamylase that converts granular or uncooked starch to fermentable sugars on a continuous basis through a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process.
Ultra-Thin' Enzyme is the First Commercial Alpha Amylase Enzyme to Operate Cost Effectively at pH 4.