Aliases for AMY2B Gene
External Ids for AMY2B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AMY2B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AMY2B 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 pancreas. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2013]
GeneCards Summary for AMY2B Gene
AMY2B (Amylase Alpha 2B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Galactose 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 AMY2A.