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 (môl′tās′, -tāz′)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme that hydrolyses maltose and similar glucosides (α-glucosides) to glucose. Also: α-glucosidase
[C19: from malt + -ase]
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(ˈmɔl teɪs, -teɪz)

an enzyme that converts maltose to glucose.
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cilicica was also found to modulate the action of other enzymes namely a-amylase and a-glucosidase, which are the main targets of glycaemic control.
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The first large-scale Pompe disease newborn screening pilot study was carried out at the National Taiwan University Hospital (covering about one-third of the newborns in Taiwan) using a multitier assay to measure 3 enzymatic activities: (a) GAA, measured at low pH in the presence of acarbose; (b) neutral a-glucosidase, measured at increased pH in the absence of acarbose; and (c) total a-glucosidase, measured at low pH in the absence of acarbose (4, 6).
Therefore, the possible way for reduction of the rate of carbohydrate digestion and hence decrease of the after-meal glucose levels is an inhibition of the activity of a-glucosidase.
Table 2: Inhibitory effect of a-glucosidase activity of Nopal dry powder (NPDP) and water extract (NPWE).
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