Definition of maltase in English:

maltase

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒlteɪz
 
, ˈmɔːl-/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme, present in saliva and pancreatic juice, which catalyses the breakdown of maltose and similar sugars to form glucose.
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    • Dietary coriander and onion prominently stimulated the activities of the disaccharidases sucrase, lactase and maltase of intestinal mucosa.
    • Deletion of the gene encoding maltase causes a nonfermentable phenotype but maltose induction of maltose permease is unaffected, indicating that this enzyme is not required for induction but only for utilization of maltose.
    • Interestingly, single dose administration of spices other than curcumin and onion did not increase intestinal maltase unlike their dietary intake.

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