Trisha Shetty

AMY2A

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Species  Human
Entrez  279
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000243480
AMY2A
Aliases  AMY2A, AMY2, AMY2B, PA, amylase, alpha 2A (pancreatic)
External IDs  MGI: 88019 HomoloGene: 20179 GeneCards: AMY2A

Pancreatic alpha-amylase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the AMY2A gene.

Amylases are secreted proteins that hydrolyze 1,4-alpha-glucoside bonds in oligosaccharides and polysaccharides, and thus catalyze the first step in digestion of dietary starch and glycogen. The human genome has a cluster of several amylase genes that are expressed at high levels in either salivary gland or pancreas. This gene encodes an amylase isoenzyme produced by the pancreas.

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AMY2A Wikipedia


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