Agent Name

alpha-Amylase (bacterial)

CAS Number

9000-85-5

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Bacterial amylase; Amylase, bacterial; [ChemIDplus] alpha-Amylase, from Bacillus lichenformis; 1,4-alpha-D-Glucan-glucanohydrolase; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

White solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of polysaccharides; Usually derived from Bacillus subtilis; Used in starch processing, brewing, distilling, baking, animal feeds, sewage treatment, and as a digestive aid; [Merck Index]

Comments

Danger of airway sensitization; [MAK]May cause irritation and respiratory sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Fungal alpha-amylase."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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