Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various enzymes that catalyze glucoside hydrolysis.

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  • noun biochemistry Any enzyme that hydrolyses glucosides

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Examples

  • In Pompe disease, a gene mutation prevents the body from making or making enough of an enzyme called acid alpha-glucosidase, which is necessary for proper muscle functioning.

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  • An inherited disease, Pompe is caused by the deficiency or lack of the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase, which is needed for muscle development and function.

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  • People with the disease are deficient in an enzyme known as acid alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for breaking down glycogen, a form of sugar stored in muscle cells.

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  • It is caused by mutations in a gene that makes an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase, which is used to break down sugar for energy.

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  • People with the disease are deficient in an enzyme known as acid alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for breaking down glycogen, a form of sugar stored in muscle cells.

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  • People with the disease are deficient in an enzyme known as acid alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for breaking down glycogen, a form of sugar stored in muscle cells.

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  • People with the disease are deficient in an enzyme known as acid alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for breaking down glycogen, a form of sugar stored in muscle cells.

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  • People with the disease are deficient in an enzyme known as acid alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for breaking down glycogen, a form of sugar stored in muscle cells.

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  • People with the disease are deficient in an enzyme known as acid alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for breaking down glycogen, a form of sugar stored in muscle cells.

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  • In fact, three of the newer medicines — acarbose and miglitol (both alpha-glucosidase inhibitors) and nateglinide (a meglitinide) — actually decrease HbA1c less than some of the older drugs.

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