Official Full Name
This gene encodes maltase-glucoamylase, which is a brush border membrane enzyme that plays a role in the final steps of digestion of starch. The protein has two catalytic sites identical to those of sucrase-isomaltase, but the proteins are only 59% homologous. Both are members of glycosyl hydrolase family 31, which has a variety of substrate specificities.
MGAM; maltase-glucoamylase (alpha-glucosidase); maltase-glucoamylase, intestinal; MGA; alpha-glucosidase; brush border hydrolase; MG; NP_004659; NM_004668; O43451; OTTHUMP00000213038; MGAML; OTTHUMP00000213066; EC 188.8.131.52; HGNC: 7043; Entrez Gene: 8972; Ensembl: ENSG00000179087; OMIM: 154360; UniProtKB: O43451