Chapter 10. Maltase


Aleksandra Kotlińska, David Aebisher and Dorota Bartusik-Aebisher
Medical College of The University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland

Part of the book: The Biochemical Guide to Enzymes


Without the presence of numerous enzymes, digesting carbohydrates, one of the main components of our diet, would not be possible. Between monosaccharide molecules there are usually α-glycosidic bonds, and less frequently, as in the case of lactose β-glycosides, which enable the formation of complex carbohydrates, taking the form of long, sometimes branched chains.

Keywords: β-glycosides, hydrolysis of α-glycosidic, sucrase-isomaltase


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