alpha-amylase


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Related to alpha-amylase: Amyloglucosidase, Pancreatic amylase

α-am·y·lase

(am'il-ās),
A glucanohydrolase yielding mainly maltose and some α-glucose in an endohydrolytic random manner from 1,4-α-glucans. An amylase that has been used clinically as a digestive aid.

Takamine,

Jokichi, Japanese-born U.S. chemist, 1860-1938.
Taka-diastase - an amylase that has been used clinically as a digestive aid. Synonym(s): α-amylase

α-am·y·lase

(am'il-ās)
A glucanohydrolase that has been used clinically as a digestive aid.

alpha-amylase (al´fə-am´əlās´),

n a starch-splitting enzyme used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury.

alpha-amylase

a salivary enzyme which hydro lyzes starch to dextrins, maltose, maltotriose.
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Blocking alpha-amylase inhibits the breakdown of starches and slows the rate at which free sugars are absorbed, thereby blunting glucose spikes.
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Verenium has granted DSM exclusive licenses to its alpha-amylase and xylanase enzyme products for use in the food and beverage markets.
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