Aliases for AMY1A Gene
External Ids for AMY1A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AMY1A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AMY1A Gene
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]
GeneCards Summary for AMY1A Gene
AMY1A (Amylase, Alpha 1A (Salivary)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AMY1A include Avoidant Personality Disorder and Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Digestion of dietary carbohydrate and Carbohydrate digestion and absorption. GO annotations related to this gene include cation binding and alpha-amylase activity. An important paralog of this gene is AMY1B.