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amy1b

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Official Full Name
amylase, alpha 1B (salivary)
Background
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 salivary gland.
Synonyms
AMY1B; amylase, alpha 1B (salivary); AMY1, amylase, alpha 1B; salivary; alpha-amylase 1; 1,4-alpha-D-glucan glucanohydrolase; 1,4-alpha-D-glucan glucanohydrolase 1; AMY1; Amylase, alpha 1B; Amylase, salivary, alpha-1B; EC 3.2.1.1; Glycogenase; MGC177995; OTTHUMP00000012691; Salivary alpha-amylase; Salivary amylase alpha 1B; AMY1A; AMY1C