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Amylase

Amylase

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Published by shar12
A brief look at the enzyme Amylase
A brief look at the enzyme Amylase

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Published by: shar12 on Oct 01, 2010
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Amylase
AMYLASE
‡ First enzyme to be discovered & isolated.
‡ It occurs in salivary glands, fallopian tubesa n d
inpancreas.
‡ Digests complex carbohydrates.

‡ Thepancreas make amylase (alpha amylase) to hydrolyse dietary starch into disaccharides and trisaccharides

‡ These di- & tri- saccharides are converted by other enzymes toglucoseto supply the body with energy.

‡ Amylase secreted by the
pancreas enters the
duodenum, through
pancreatic duct.

‡ Any obstruction to these
ducts causes amylase
enzyme to enter the
blood stream.

AMYLASE

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