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 (môl′tās′, -tāz′)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.


(Biochemistry) an enzyme that hydrolyses maltose and similar glucosides (α-glucosides) to glucose. Also: α-glucosidase
[C19: from malt + -ase]


(ˈmɔl teɪs, -teɪz)

an enzyme that converts maltose to glucose.
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Moreover, in-vitro a-glucosidase inhibition assay of the complex with acarbose as control revealed its anti-diabetic potential with IC50 value of 13.
coli do not express strong a-glucosidase activity and appear colourless or purple due to the uptake of crystal violet.
Assay of acid a-glucosidase for the NBS of Pompe disease is problematic because of the presence of the interfering enzyme maltase-glucoamylase, which, like the Pompe enzyme, displays activity in the low pH range and is present in DBS.
17) Thus, long-term prophylaxis with this a-glucosidase inhibitor in high-risk individuals with impaired glucose tolerance could provide a pharmacological option, along with lifestyle modification, to help reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes.
a-Glucosidase inhibitors for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: results from a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis.
A previous report also described the role of lactose as inducer for endoglucanase and A-glucosidase (Seiboth et al.
1,2] There is degeneration of muscle due to progressive intracellular accumulation of glycogen as a result of deficiency of lysosomal enzyme, acid a-glucosidase (GAA).
A series of enzymes have been found in this material: esterase, malate dehydrogenase, lactate dehydrogenase and a-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase [1], anti-oxidant enzymes (catalase, glutathione S-transferase and superoxide dismutase) [2], a-glucosidase [3].
This is done by retarding the absorption of glucose through the inhibition of the carbohydrate-hydrolysing enzymes a-glucosidase and a-amylase in the digestive tract.
Comparing biochemical parameters between normospermic and azoospermic men attending Avicenna Infertility Clinic Variables Azoospermic Normospermic Neutral a-glucosidase 14.