Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Amylases and their importance during glycan degradation

Contributed by Narine Arabyan Amylases catalyze the cleavage of α-D-1,4 and α-D-1,6-glycosidic bonds in starch and related carbohydrates. Amylases are widely distributed in nature and are important in carbohydrate metabolism. Amylases in Salmonella are poorly characterized glycosyl hydrolases. The importance of amylases during Salmonella infection is understudied, especially as new virulence factors. The genome of […]

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