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Alpha-Amylase, Human Pancreas

Catalog #: P1454
$295.00

Product Details

Cat # +Size P1454-100
Size 100 units
Alternate Name AMY2A, AMY2, AMY2B, PA
Gene Symbol AMY2A
Gene ID 279
Accession # P04746
Source Human Pancreas
Appearance Lyophilized protein
Physical Form Description Lyophilized
Reconstitution Instructions Reconstitute in PBS at ≥ 100 units/mL. Further dilutions should be in the lyophilization buffer (75 mM sodium chloride, 10 mM tris chloride, 1 mM calcium chloride, pH 7.2) or a similar buffer. Calcium is important for the best activity and stability.
Handling Centrifuge the vial prior to opening.
Storage Conditions Store at -20°C. Once reconstituted store in aliquots at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.

Details

Amylase is an enzyme that breaks starch down into sugar. Amylase is present in human saliva, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Foods that contain much starch but little sugar, such as rice and potato, taste slightly sweet as they are chewed because amylase turns some of their starch into sugar in the mouth. Alpha-Amylase is an enzyme that hydrolyses alpha-bonds of large alpha-linked polysaccharides such as starch and glycogen, yielding glucose and maltose. It is being used by researchers as a barometer of the body's response to physical or psychological stress. NIH study shows that Women with high levels of alpha amylase, indicating stress, are less likely to conceive.


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