maltase


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maltase

[′mȯl‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of maltose to dextrose.
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There was no difference (p>0.05) in the activity of sucrose or maltase in jejunum as well as amylase or trypsin in pancreas among treatments.
The intent of this study was to evaluate the effect of diets containing wheat or rice brans with or without phytase on production performance, intestinal activity of amylase, sucrase, and maltase and the mRNA expression of SGLT-1 in layers.
The activity of lysosomal acid maltase (acid alpha-glucosidase GAA) measured in leukocytes was reduced to about 6% of control values.
Phenolics compounds can also influence glucose absorption in the gut by inhibiting [alpha]-amylase, [beta]-glucosidase, and intestinal maltase [13,14].
Alpha glucosidase (sucrase or maltase) inhibition % was calculated as (1 - [([A.sub.sample] - [A.sub.blank])/([A.sub.control] - [A.sub.blank])]) * 100.
In addition to its effect on lipid absorption, chitosan has been described as reducing blood glucose levels and being capable of inhibiting the carbohydrate hydrolysing enzymes maltase, sucrose, and sucrose-isomaltase in the gut [21, 22].
[9,48] Platel and Srinivasan [49] observed that curcumin enhanced the activity of intestinal lipase, sucrase, and maltase. Onder and coworkers [50] observed that curcumin at a dose of 200 mg/kg ameliorates histopathological damage in the intestine and distant organs against mesenteric ischemia/ reperfusion injury in Wistar albino rats.
The diagnosis is confirmed by estimation of acid maltase activity in muscle or liver biopsy.
[alpha]-Glucosidase (maltase, EC 3.2.1.20) and p-nitrophenyl-[alpha]- D-glucopyranoside were purchased from Sisco Research Laboratory (India).