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β-Amylase from sweet potato

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1,4-α-D-Glucan maltohydrolase
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vial of 15 mg

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General description

β-Amylase from sweet potato is a tetrameric enzyme with each monomer comprising (α/β) core domain and a C-terminal loop region. It belongs to the glycoside hydrolase family GH14.
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β-Amylase from sweet potato has been used:
  • as a molecular weight marker in blue native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE)
  • as a standard for calibration curve preparation in size exclusion chromatography
  • as a model protein for small-angle X-ray analysis (SAXs)


1, 1 vial

Biochem/physiol Actions

β-Amylase acts on the polysaccharide α(1,4) glycosidic linkages and releases maltose present in the non-reducing ends. Due to its stability, β-Amylase from sweet potato is used in the immobilized enzyme preparation in combination with agarose beads.


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Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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