Catalogue Number: 120-16
Product Name alpha-Amylase
Source Human Pancreas
Catalogue Number 120-16
Purity High Purity
Form Lyophilized
Activity > 20 U/mg or report U/vial (Siemens Dimension® Clinical Chemistry System)
Unit Definition One unit will catalyze the hydrolysis of one micromole of 2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl-a-D-maltotrioside to yield 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol per minute at 37°C.
Protein > 0.1 mg protein/mg or report mg protein/vial (A280, E0.1%=2.33)
Specific Activity > 100 U/mg protein
Contaminants Lipase: < 0.1%
GOT/AST: < 0.01%
ALP: < 0.01%
Protease: < 0.01%
Formulation Lyophilized from tris chloride, sodium chloride and calcium chloride, pH 7.5.
Appearance White to off-white powder
Related Products 400-20 - Lipase from human pancreas
120-15 - α-Amylase from human pancreas - Liquid
120-10 - α-Amylase from human saliva
Storage -20°C
Recertification 3 years
Synonyms Amylase, a-Amylase, 1,4-a-D-glucan glucanohydrolase, glycogenase
CAS Number 9000-90-2
E.C. Number
Gene ID 279
Accession No P04746

Lee Biosolutions produces and manufactures high purity human pancreatic alpha-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.

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