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ˈæm əˌleɪs, -ˌleɪzamy·lase

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  1. amylasenoun

    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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  1. amylasenoun

    Any of a class of digestive enzymes, present in saliva, that break down complex carbohydrates such as starch into simpler sugars such as glucose.

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  1. Amylase

    Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in human saliva, where it begins the mechanical process of digestion. Foods that contain much starch but little sugar, such as rice and potato, taste slightly sweet as they are chewed because amylase turns some of their starch into sugar in the mouth. The pancreas also makes amylase to hydrolyse dietary starch into disaccharides and trisaccharides which are converted by other enzymes to glucose to supply the body with energy. Plants and some bacteria also produce amylase. As diastase, amylase was the first enzyme to be discovered and isolated. Specific amylase proteins are designated by different Greek letters. All amylases are glycoside hydrolases and act on α-1,4-glycosidic bonds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amylase in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amylase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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