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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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The decrease of the leucine alanine peptidase expression throughout the larval development and the increase of the aminopeptidase, alkaline phosphatase, and maltase enzyme activities ar the brush border membranes, are indicators that the organism reached the digestive maturity such as the adults of its species (Zambonino-Infante et al., 1996).
For mucosal samples, the activity of sucrase and maltase was determined as previously described [25].
Glucogen storage disease type II: Acid alpha-glucosidase (acid maltase) deficiency.
Maltose molecules may be hydrolyzed to two molecules of glucose with the help of the yeast enzyme maltase [14, 35, 41].
* Acid Maltase Deficiency Association:
Brush border enzymes include lactase (which breaks down lactose), sucrase (which breaks down sucrose), and maltase (which breaks down maltose).
It is documented that phytate decreased the activities of disaccharidas, Na+K+-ATPase, and glucose concentrations in chickens intestine, but phytase enhanced the concentrations of amylase, sucrase, maltase, Na+K+-ATPase, and glucose (Liu et al., 2008b).
Trypsin, chymotrypsin, amylase and maltase were determined in homogenates from the stomach and anterior, mid and posterior intestine.
An example of this is congenital lactase deficiency, in which there are normal levels of maltase and sucrase with reduced lactase.
Reuser, "Glycogen storage disease type II: acid alpha glucosidase (acid maltase) deficiency," in The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, A.