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Information on EC 3.2.1.1 - alpha-amylase

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Acts on starch, glycogen and related polysaccharides and oligosaccharides in a random manner; reducing groups are liberated in the alpha-configuration. The term "alpha" relates to the initial anomeric configuration of the free sugar group released and not to the configuration of the linkage hydrolysed.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
alpha-amylase, diastase, alpha amylase, pancreatic alpha-amylase, crustacean cardioactive peptide, maltogenic amylase, taka-amylase a, human salivary alpha-amylase, bacillus licheniformis alpha-amylase, alpha-amylase 2, more
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LITERATURE
Endohydrolysis of (1->4)-alpha-D-glucosidic linkages in polysaccharides containing three or more (1->4)-alpha-linked D-glucose units
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