Catalogue Number: 120-17
Product Name Alpha-Amylase
Source Human Saliva
Catalogue Number 120-17
Purity > 90% (SDS-PAGE)
Purity Note Typically > 98% (SDS-PAGE, two bands at approx. 60kDa)
Form Liquid
Activity > 2,000 U/mL (Siemens Dimension® Clinical Chemistry System)
Protein > 1.0 mg protein/mL (Coomassie)
Specific Activity > 200 U/mg protein
Contaminants Lipase: < 0.1%
Protease: < 0.1%
Calcium: < 3 mg/MU
Unit Definition One unit will catalyze the hydrolysis of one micromole 2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl-a-D-maltotrioside to yield 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol per minute at 37°C.
Form Liquid, 10 mM Trizma® chloride, pH 7.5.
Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
Recertification 1 year
Storage -20°C
Synonyms 1,4-alpha-D-Glucan-glucanohydrolase, ptyalin
Molecular Weight ~60,000
CAS Number 9000-90-2
E.C. Number
Gene AMY1A
Gene ID 276
Accession No P04745

Lee Biosolutions produces and manufactures high purity human salivary Amylase for research and diagnostic manufacturing uses.

Custom preparations, technical support, bulk quantities and aliquoting available, email for more 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.

120-17-1 $ 50.00 1 kU
120-17-3 $ 120.00 3 x 1 kU
120-17-10 $ 310.00 10 kU
120-17-25 $ 750.00 25 kU
Representative SDS-PAGE - 120-17