Samiksha Jaiswal

AMY2B

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Species  Human
Entrez  280
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000240038
AMY2B
Aliases  AMY2B, AMY2, AMY3, HXA, amylase, alpha 2B (pancreatic)
External IDs  MGI: 3711258 HomoloGene: 134663 GeneCards: AMY2B

Alpha-amylase 2B is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the AMY2B 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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AMY2B Wikipedia


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