What is ptyalin?

Asked by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 06:50: AM

Expert Answer:

Ptyalin is a type of amylase. It is an enzyme present in saliva that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into smaller molecules like maltose. It is also called salivary amylase.

Answered by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 07:00: AM

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