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ptyalin

(tī`əlĭn): see amylaseamylase
, enzyme having physiological, commercial, and historical significance, also called diastase. It is found in both plants and animals. Amylase was purified (1835) from malt by Anselme Payen and Jean Persoz.
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ptyalin

[′tī·ə·lən]
(biochemistry)
A diastatic enzyme found in saliva which catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch to dextrin, maltose, and glucose, and the hydrolysis of sucrose to glucose and fructose. Also known as ptyalase; salivary amylase; salivary diastase.
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Salivary alpha-amylase in biobehavioral research: recent developments and applications.
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Specimens were available for 373 women and were measured for the presence of salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol, two biomarkers of stress.
Measurements of two stress markers, alpha-amylase and cortisol, were taken.
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Physical entrapment of alpha-amylase in ionotropically cross-linked biodegradable hydrogels like calcium alginate and kappa-carrageenan beads has been shown to be a relatively easy, rapid, and safe technique [12, 13].
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Examination of the active sites of human salivary alpha-amylase (HSA).
Alpha-amylase is one of the major salivary enzymes in humans, and is secreted from the salivary glands in response to sympathetic stimuli.
Optisize(r) desizing alpha-amylase enzymes are available for use in a wide pH and temperature range and are suited for all starch desizing processes.
An enzyme called alpha-amylase that is produced in both the mouth and by the pancreas helps break down starch into maltose and glucose.