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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
    Cool! Thanks guys!
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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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