Maltase

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Maltase is a [[Hydrolytic enzyme|hydrolytic enzyme]] which catalyses the breakdown of the [[Disaccharide|disaccharide]] sugar [[Maltose|maltose]]. The maltose is broken down into two alpha-[[Glucose|glucose]]&nbsp;molecules, the monosaccharide units of maltose, through the hydrolysis of the [[1,4 glycosidic bond|1,4-glycosidic bond]].&nbsp;It plays a key role in the breakdown of [[Carbohydrates|carbohydrates]], and is present in many organism across nature; plants, bacteria, yeast and mammals. In humans maltase forms part of the digestive system and is synthesised by the [[Epithelial cells|epithelial cells]] of the mucous membrane in the lining of the intestinal wall<ref>Encyclopaedia Britannica. Maltase. 2014 [cited 06/12/18] Available from:fckLRhttps://www.britannica.com/science/maltase</ref>.<br>  
 
Maltase is a [[Hydrolytic enzyme|hydrolytic enzyme]] which catalyses the breakdown of the [[Disaccharide|disaccharide]] sugar [[Maltose|maltose]]. The maltose is broken down into two alpha-[[Glucose|glucose]]&nbsp;molecules, the monosaccharide units of maltose, through the hydrolysis of the [[1,4 glycosidic bond|1,4-glycosidic bond]].&nbsp;It plays a key role in the breakdown of [[Carbohydrates|carbohydrates]], and is present in many organism across nature; plants, bacteria, yeast and mammals. In humans maltase forms part of the digestive system and is synthesised by the [[Epithelial cells|epithelial cells]] of the mucous membrane in the lining of the intestinal wall<ref>Encyclopaedia Britannica. Maltase. 2014 [cited 06/12/18] Available from:fckLRhttps://www.britannica.com/science/maltase</ref>.<br>  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:10, 6 December 2018

Maltase is a hydrolytic enzyme which catalyses the breakdown of the disaccharide sugar maltose. The maltose is broken down into two alpha-glucose molecules, the monosaccharide units of maltose, through the hydrolysis of the 1,4-glycosidic bond. It plays a key role in the breakdown of carbohydrates, and is present in many organism across nature; plants, bacteria, yeast and mammals. In humans maltase forms part of the digestive system and is synthesised by the epithelial cells of the mucous membrane in the lining of the intestinal wall[1].

References

  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Maltase. 2014 [cited 06/12/18] Available from:fckLRhttps://www.britannica.com/science/maltase
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