[ [ Amylase ] An enzyme which catalyses the hydrolysis of of starch and glycogen into glucose. It is principally found in saliva and pancreatic fluid.... More ]
An [ Enzyme ] A biochemical substance that acts as a catalyst, resulting a specific biochemical reaction.... More which catalyses the The enzymatic cleavage of chemical bonds involving water. For instance, amylose is hydrolysed into glucose in the presence of amylase, a digestive enzyme.... More of of [ Starch ] Any of a group of polysaccharides found in plants that serve as structural material or energy store. Starch exists in higher concentrations in roots and grains and is comprised of 20 to 25% amylose and 75 to 80% amylopectin, depending on the plant source. It is the primary source of carbohydrates calories in the human diet.... More and [ Glycogen ] A polysaccharide comprising of highly-branched glucose chains, with a similar structure to amylopectin but is more highly branched. Glycogen is the only carbohydrate form of energy storage in animals, found primarily in the liver and muscles.... More into [ Glucose, D-glucose, Dextrose ] A monosaccharide with the molecular formula C6H12O6. The principle isomer of glucose is D-glucose (dextrose). It is the product of photosynthesis and the building block of a number of important carbohydrate polymers, including cellulose. In animals, glucose is the defining sugar of the blood. It is obtained from directly from dietary glucose, and from the... More. It is principally found in saliva and pancreatic fluid.