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amylase, alpha 2B (pancreatic)
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.
AMY2B; amylase, alpha 2B (pancreatic); AMY2; alpha-amylase 2B; glycogenase; OTTHUMP00000012696; OTTHUMP00000012697; alpha-amylase carcinoid; carcinoid alpha-amylase; 1,4-alpha-D-glucan glucanohydrolase 2B; EC 188.8.131.52