Search Results for Alpha-amylase

Molecule of the Month articles (3) Structural Biology Highlights articles (10) Global Health articles (8)
Molecule of the Month articles (3)
Alpha-amylase

February 2006

Amylases digest starch to produce glucose

Glucansucrase

June 2011

Bacteria adhere to our teeth by building sticky sugar chains

Serpins

May 2004

Serpins are traps that capture dangerous proteases

Structural Biology Highlights articles (10)More
Alpha-Catenin Connections

Structures of alpha-catenin and vinculin are revealing a highly dynamic interaction in adherens junctions.

Alpha/Beta Barrels

How are these six proteins similar? They all perform very different functions: they represent five different classes of enzymes, and one is a non-enzymatic protein.

Power in Numbers

PSI researchers have determined the structure of a transcriptional regulator involved in quorum sensing in an important pathogenic bacterium.

PDZ Domains

PDZ domains are specialists in protein recognition, but PSI Biology researchers are revealing their abilities to bind to membranes as well.

Global Health articles (8)More
Diabetes Mellitus - Alpha glucosidase

This group of enzymes help with the final stages of carbohydrate digestion.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus - Acarbose

An oral substrate-like glucosidase inhibitor used for treating diabetes.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus - Miglitol

A small molecule glucosidase inhibitor used for treating diabetes.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus - Pharmacological

A number of pharmacological options are available to treat diabetes.

Diabetes Mellitus