maltase

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maltase

[′mȯl‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of maltose to dextrose.
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Solution of commercial a-glucosidase enzyme (1unit/ml) and the substrate (20 mM) p-nitrophenyl-a-D-glucopyranoside (PNG) was prepared in 50 mM phosphate buffer (pH 6.
Fang et al (2009) reported six positive clones showing a-glucosidase activity, through functional screening of a metagenomic library of the microbes from the surface water of South China Sea.
For example, acid a-glucosidase for Pompe disease is assayed with the a-glycoside between glucose and 4-methylumbelliferone.
Mitiglinide indications: Improvement in and treatment of postprandial glucose transition, optionally in combination with a-glucosidase inhibitors, Metformin or thiazolidinediones, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
These synthesized compounds were characterized by EI-MS, 1H-NMR spectral techniques and were also evaluated against a-glucosidase and butyrylcholinesterase enzymes.
Optimization of cellulase and a-glucosidase induction by sugarbeet pathogen Sclerotium rolfsii.
These exhibited significant inhibitory potency against a-glucosidase with [IC.
For example, measurement of a-glucosidase in seminal plasma has been used to differentiate secretory azoospermia from the excretory type and to identify partial obstruction at the epididymal level (10).
An extract (SB1) was selected after screening for high aspalathin content and a-glucosidase inhibition activity.
These reports were followed by the development of similar assays for [beta]-glucocerebrosidase and acid sphingomyelinase (deficient in Gaucher disease and Niemann-Pick disease types A and B, respectively) (56), [beta]-hexosaminidase (deficient in Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases) (57), and acid a-glucosidase (deficient in Pompe disease) (58).