Aliases for AMY1B Gene
External Ids for AMY1B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AMY1B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AMY1B 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for AMY1B Gene
AMY1B (Amylase, Alpha 1B (Salivary)) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Digestion of dietary carbohydrate. GO annotations related to this gene include cation binding and alpha-amylase activity. An important paralog of this gene is AMY2B.