Aliases for MGAM Gene
External Ids for MGAM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MGAM Gene
This gene encodes maltase-glucoamylase, which is a brush border membrane enzyme that plays a role in the final steps of digestion of starch. The protein has two catalytic sites identical to those of sucrase-isomaltase, but the proteins are only 59% homologous. Both are members of glycosyl hydrolase family 31, which has a variety of substrate specificities. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MGAM Gene
MGAM (Maltase-Glucoamylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and maltose alpha-glucosidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GAA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MGAM Gene
May serve as an alternate pathway for starch digestion when luminal alpha-amylase activity is reduced because of immaturity or malnutrition. May play a unique role in the digestion of malted dietary oligosaccharides used in food manufacturing