amylase

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any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants

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Analytical method for detection of beta-amylase isozymes in dehydrated cucumber cotyledons by using two- dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
That serine-class proteases can digest beta-amylase offers a possible explanation for this inverse correlation.
In one investigation, Schmitt found that enzymes called serine-class proteases, which break down proteins in the sprouting grain, can also break down beta-amylase, an important enzyme for converting carbs to simple sugars.
In the published research, Schmitt worked with protein-degrading enzymes known as "serine-class proteases." He found that they can degrade another enzyme, beta-amylase, a key player that degrades carbohydrates.
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