Amylase

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 Amylase is an enzyme which acts on starch, glycogen and other polysaccharides. It breaks up starch into it glucose and maltase. In humans there are two types of amylase, pancreatic amylase ( which is secreted in the pancreas) and salivary amylase. 
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Amylase is an [[enzyme|enzyme]] which acts on [[starch|starch]], [[glycogen|glycogen]] and other [[polysaccharides|polysaccharides]]. It breaks up starch into it [[glucose|glucose]] and [[maltase|maltase]]. In humans there are two types of amylase, [[pancreatic amylase|pancreatic amylase]] ( which is secreted in the pancreas) and [[salivary amylase|salivary amylase]].   
  
Amylase works by cleaving the 1,4-glycosidic bonds between 2 glucose molecules in the starch molecules, catalysing the hydrolysis reaction. 
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Amylase works by cleaving the [[Glycosidic_bonds|1,4-glycosidic bonds]] between 2 glucose molecules in the starch [[Molecules|molecules]], catalysing the [[hydrolysis|hydrolysis]] reaction. 

Latest revision as of 19:29, 27 November 2011

Amylase is an enzyme which acts on starch, glycogen and other polysaccharides. It breaks up starch into it glucose and maltase. In humans there are two types of amylase, pancreatic amylase ( which is secreted in the pancreas) and salivary amylase

Amylase works by cleaving the 1,4-glycosidic bonds between 2 glucose molecules in the starch molecules, catalysing the hydrolysis reaction. 

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