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. Diseases associated with AMY1B include Avoidant Personality Disorder. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Digestion of dietary carbohydrate. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cation binding and alpha-amylase activity. An important paralog of this gene is AMY1A.