Aliases for AMY2A Gene
External Ids for AMY2A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AMY2A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AMY2A Gene
This gene encodes a member of the alpha-amylase family of proteins. Amylases are secreted proteins that hydrolyze 1,4-alpha-glucoside bonds in oligosaccharides and polysaccharides, catalyzing the first step in digestion of dietary starch and glycogen. This gene and several family members are present in a gene cluster on chromosome 1. This gene encodes an amylase isoenzyme produced by the pancreas. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
GeneCards Summary for AMY2A Gene
AMY2A (Amylase, Alpha 2A (Pancreatic)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AMY2A include Pancreatitis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Galactose metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and alpha-amylase activity. An important paralog of this gene is AMY2B.