Aliases for AMY1C Gene
External Ids for AMY1C Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AMY1C Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AMY1C 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 AMY1C Gene
AMY1C (Amylase, Alpha 1C (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.