Is there any difference between amylase and carbohydrase?

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I read that amylase is an enzyme which breaks down starch into glucose but I also read that carbohydrase does the same thing? I also read that amylase is produced in the mouth and salivary glands - does that mean carbohydrase is produced there too?

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I think amylase is a specific type of carbohydrase, correct me if im wring though
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(Original post by metrize)
I think amylase is a specific type of carbohydrase, correct me if im wring though
yeah this is correct
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(Original post by metrize)
I think amylase is a specific type of carbohydrase, correct me if im wring though
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yeah this is correct
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amylase is an example of a carbohydrase enzyme
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yes carbohydrase refers to a group of enzymes and amylase falls under that category. It is specific as it breaks down starch into maltose
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thanks, i was wondering this too
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amylose and amylosepeptin are what make up starch to amylase is the enzyme that breaks down the amylose part of starch down into the monosaccharide alpha glucose bonds 1-4
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agreed, i was also wondering this !
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(Original post by Zx12r1)
yes carbohydrase refers to a group of enzymes and amylase falls under that category. It is specific as it breaks down starch into maltose
Sorry what is the difference between Starch, Maltose and Glucose?
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Amylase is a subcategory of carbohydrase . There are various enzymes in carbohydrase and amylase is one type of it.Hope that helps
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Sorry what is the difference between Starch, Maltose and Glucose?
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Starch is a plant Fiber that is broken down by amylase. Maltose is a type of sugar compound that is broken by maltase and glucose is also a type of sugar molecule
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Starch is a very large storage molecule composed of many glucose molecules bonded together in long chains. Maltose is a disaccharide - composed of two glucose molecules bonded together - that's produced when starch is broken down by the enzyme amylase. Glucose is a simple sugar that's used as the main fuel source for the human body and most other life.
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Starch is a very large storage molecule composed of many glucose molecules bonded together in long chains. Maltose is a disaccharide - composed of two glucose molecules bonded together - that's produced when starch is broken down by the enzyme amylase. Glucose is a simple sugar that's used as the main fuel source for the human body and most other life.
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