disaccharidase


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di·sac·cha·ri·dase

 (dī-săk′ər-ĭ-dăs′, -dāz′)
n.
An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.

disaccharidase

(daɪˈsækərɪˌdeɪs; daɪˈsækərɪˌdeɪz)
n
a type of digestive enzyme that breaks disaccharides down into monosaccharides
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disaccharidase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
invertase, saccharase, sucrase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose
Lactaid, lactase - any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
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Disaccharidase Deficiencies in Children with Chronic Abdominal Pain
Medicinal herbs have been found to enhance pancreatic lipase activity, intestinal lipase, disaccharidase, surcease, and maltase activities in rats [12].
Lactulose is not hydrolyzed by intestinal disaccharidase or absorbed in the gut; it is converted mainly to lactic and acetic acids by various bacteria in the colon.
Inhibitory effects of extractives from leaves of Morus alba on human and rat small intestinal disaccharidase activity.
coli and demonstrated inhibition of bacterial colonisation, a reduction in microvillus injury and disaccharidase deficiencies.
The good news is this: these 'allergies' aren't permanent, unless the patient has a genetic disaccharidase deficiency (which is very uncommon in dogs and cats).
Rule out lactose intolerance and other disaccharidase deficiencies (especially if the symptoms are limited to the GI tract) and a non-IgE reaction called food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES).
Continued feeding during episodes is also promoted as a result of the observation that intestinal mucosal disaccharidase levels are dramatically reduced during fasting, and the decrease in intestinal enzyme levels is merely a temporary adaptive response to feeding.