amylase amylase

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar

Usage(s):

  • By shrewd use of colloidal physics and chemistry Professor Willstatter segregated the three important enzymes of pancreatic fluidlipase which acts on fats, amylase which acts .

News

  1. Study links high stress level with infertility

    A new study has shown a definite link between a woman's stress level and her ability to get pregnant. The study published in the journal, Human Reproduction, followed more than 400 women as they tried to conceive. Researchers found women with high levels of alpha amylase, the "fight or flight" enzyme, were 29 percent less likely to get pregnant. "It does make sense to try to diminish the level ...
    on March 25, 2014     Source: KTVU

  2. Stress Can Affect A Woman's Ability To Remain Fertile: Study

    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While couples having trouble getting pregnant can cause stress for both individuals, a new study has found that stress itself can have an effect on infertility. Reported in the journal Human Reproduction , the paradoxical study found that women with higher levels of alpha-amylase , a biomarker of stress measured in saliva, are 29 percent less ...
    on March 24, 2014     Source: redOrbit

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