amylase solution added with starch solution

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amylase solution added with starch solution

Post by kennethho » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:43 pm

if i mix 0.1% amylase solution with 1% starch solution. i got a result indicating starch, protein present but no reducing sugars. what if i wait for around 10 min, i know i won't have any starch since the amylase can break it down, so how abt protein and sugar? will they be present ??

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Post by Fried Zygote Sandwich » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:58 pm

Protein in starch solution?!

Alpha-Amalyze should break starch down into maltose sugar.

Depending on the temperature you may still have starch after ten minutes.

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Post by canalon » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:44 pm

The amylase is the protein... and since its an enzyme, hence a catalyst, what do you think its fate is?

As said the degradation of starch may not be complete... but for reducing sugars, well what do you expect from starch degradation?

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