Amylase

Enzyme that breaks down starch.

Amylase

Amylase z is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in the saliva of humans and some other mammals, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Foods that contain large amounts of starch but little sugar, such as rice and potatoes, may acquire a slightly sweet taste as they are chewed because amyla...
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amylase

(am´ә-lās) an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into simpler compounds. The α-amylases occur in animals and include pancreatic and salivary amylase; the β-amylases occur in higher plants. Measurement of serum α-amylase activity is an important diagnostic test for acute and ch...
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amylase

noun any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
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amylase

A digestive enzyme secreted by the salivary glands (salivary amylase) and the pancreas (pancreatic amylase). It aids digestion by breaking down starch into maltose (a disaccharide) and then glucose (a monosaccharide).
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amylase

amylase (ăm'ulās") , enzyme having physiological, commercial, and historical significance, also called diastase. It is found in both plants and animals. Amylase was purified (1835) from malt by Anselme Payen and Jean Persoz. Their work led them to suspect that similar substances,...
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Amylase

Amylase is an enzyme group that is responsible for hydrolizing and converting starches into sugars. The two primary amylase enzymes are alpha amylase and beta amylase, which digest and break down the polysaccharides into smaller disaccharides and then monosaccharides. To help facilitate the breakdown of unfermentable sugars, amylase may be added to...
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Amylase

An enzyme group that converts starches to sugars, consisting primarily of alpha and beta amylase. Also referred to as the diastatic enzymes.
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Amylase

An enzyme group that converts starches to sugars, consisting primarily of alpha and beta amylase. Also referred to as the diastatic enzymes.
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amylase

An enzyme produced by the pancreas that contributes to digestion of food. Lack of amylase results in a large amount of greasy stool being passed.
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amylase

An enzyme that helps the body digest starches.
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Amylase

An enzyme that hydrolyzes starch to produce dextrins, maltose, and glucose.
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Amylase

An enzyme used in a mash tun to convert the starch into maltose.
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Amylase

Any enzyme which breaks the bonds that hold starch molecules together.
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amylase

any member of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis (splitting of a compound by addition of a water molecule) of starch into smaller ... [6 related articles]
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amylase

Enzyme produced by the salivary glands and pancreas that breaks down carbohydrates.
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amylase

Enzyme that breaks down starch into a complex sugar that can be used in the body. It occurs widely in both plants and animals. In humans it is found in saliva and in the pancreatic digestive juices that drain into the alimentary canal. Starch is an important food for humans and is found in plants such as potatoes and in wheat grains. It is made of ...
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Amylase

Enzymes that liquefy starches and convert them to maltose (sugar) and dextrins
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amylase

generic name for enzymes that break the bonds holding starch molecules together.
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Amylase

The enzyme that converts starch into maltose in the mash tun.
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Amylase

The enzyme that converts starch into maltose in the Mash Tun.
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amylase

Type: Term Pronunciation: am′il-ās Definitions: 1. One of a group of amylolytic enzymes that cleave starch, glycogen, and related 1,4-α-glucans.
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amylase

[n] - any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants
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