Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- amylase, alpha 2A (pancreatic),
- Pancreatic alpha-amylase,
- 1,4-alpha-D-glucan glucanohydrolase,
AMY2A, a secreted protein, is an amylase isoenzyme produced by the pancreas. Amylases 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.
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There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.