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AMY1A protein :: Alpha-Amylase Protein

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Catalog # MBS173015
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AMY1A protein
Product Name

Alpha-Amylase (AMY1A), Protein

Popular Item
Full Product Name

a-Amylase, Human Saliva

Product Synonym Names
1,4-alpha-D-Glucan-glucanohydrolase; ptyalin; a-Amylase, Human Salivary - >=90% (SDS-PAGE) - Liquid
Product Gene Name
Research Use Only
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
MBS173015 COA
gene 104702
3D Structure
ModBase 3D Structure for P04745
>= 90% (SDS-PAGE)
0.2 micron filtered solution in 10mM Trizma chloride, pH 7.5
Human Saliva
Clear, colorless liquid
EC Number
Unit Definition
One unit will catalyze the hydrolysis of one micromole 2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl-a-D-maltotrioside to yield 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol per minute at 37°C.
Specific Activity
580 U/mg protein
2 years
5.9 mg protein/mL (Coomassie)
CAS Number
3450 U/mL (Dimension Clinical Chemistry System)
0.2 mg/MU
Preparation and Storage
Store at -20°C
Shipped on dry ice.
Other Notes
Small volumes of AMY1A protein vial(s) may occasionally become entrapped in the seal of the product vial during shipment and storage. If necessary, briefly centrifuge the vial on a tabletop centrifuge to dislodge any liquid in the container`s cap. Certain products may require to ship with dry ice and additional dry ice fee may apply.
Related Product Information for
AMY1A protein
MyBioSource produces and manufactures high purity human salivary Amylase for research and diagnostic manufacturing uses.

Custom preparations, technical support, bulk quantities and aliquoting available.

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.
NCBI/Uniprot data below describe general gene information for AMY1A. It may not necessarily be applicable to this product.
NCBI Accession #
UniProt Primary Accession #
UniProt Secondary Accession #
UniProt Related Accession #
NCBI Official Full Name
salivary alpha-amylase
NCBI Official Synonym Full Names
amylase, alpha 1A (salivary)
NCBI Official Symbol
AMY1A  [Similar Products]
NCBI Official Synonym Symbols
NCBI Protein Information
alpha-amylase 1; glycogenase; salivary alpha-amylase; salivary amylase alpha 1A; amylase, salivary, alpha-1A; 1,4-alpha-D-glucan glucanohydrolase 1
UniProt Protein Name
Alpha-amylase 1
UniProt Synonym Protein Names
1,4-alpha-D-glucan glucanohydrolase 1; Salivary alpha-amylase
Protein Family
UniProt Gene Name
AMY1A  [Similar Products]
UniProt Synonym Gene Names
UniProt Entry Name
NCBI Summary for AMY1A
Amylases are secreted proteins that hydrolyze 1,4-alpha-glucoside bonds in oligosaccharides and polysaccharides, and thus catalyze the first step in digestion of dietary starch and glycogen. The human genome has a cluster of several amylase genes that are expressed at high levels in either salivary gland or pancreas. This gene encodes an amylase isoenzyme produced by the salivary gland. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
UniProt Comments for AMY1A
AMY1: Monomer. Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 13 family.

Protein type: EC; Secreted, signal peptide; Hydrolase; Secreted; Carbohydrate Metabolism - starch and sucrose

Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 1p21

Cellular Component: extracellular space

Molecular Function: alpha-amylase activity; protein binding; metal ion binding

Biological Process: carbohydrate metabolic process; digestion
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