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) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AMY2A include Pancreatitis and Autoimmune Pancreatitis. Among its related pathways are Salivary secretion and Glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and alpha-amylase activity. An important paralog of this gene is AMY2B.