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Glucosidases are glycoside hydrolase enzymes categorized under the EC number 3.2.1.
Additional recommended knowledge
α-glucosidases are enzymes involved in breaking down complex carbohydrates such as starch and glycogen
They catalyze the cleavage of individual glucosyl residues from various glycoconjugates including alpha- or beta-linked polymers of glucose.
Different sources include different members in this class. Members marked with a "#" are considered by MeSH to be glucosidases.
They are targeted by alpha-glucosidase inhibitors such as acarbose and miglitol to control diabetes mellitus type 2.
Categories: Enzymes | Hydrolases | Carbohydrates | EC 3.2
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