Alpha Amylase and Glucamylase What the difference?

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Alpha Amylase and Glucamylase What the difference?

Post by merge » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:48 pm

What is the difference between these enzymes?

I know amylase breaks down starch into maltose

Glucamylase?

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:24 pm

glucoamylase(3.2.1.3): An enzyme that breaks the bonds near the ends of large carbohydrates (starches), releasing maltose and free glucose.

From here: http://www.enzymeexperts.com/glossary/g.html
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