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Alpha-amylase is a protein enzyme that is produced in:

 A.

Thyroid glands

 B.

Salivary Glands

 C.

Pituitary glands

 D.

Pancreas

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Solution:
Option(B) is correct

Alpha-Amylase is a protein enzyme that hydrolyses alpha bonds of large, alpha-linked polysaccharides, such as starch and glycogen, yielding glucose and maltose.

It is the major form of amylase found in the salivary glands of humans and other mammals. It is also present in seeds containing starch as a food reserve, and is secreted by many fungi.


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