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Medical Term:

sucrose α-d-glucosidase

Pronunciation: sū′krōs glū′kō-hī′drō-lās

Definition: An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of sucrose and maltose. The enzyme isolated from the intestinal mucosa will also act on isomaltose (it contains a subunit that acts on isomaltose separately). A deficiency of this enzyme results in defective digestion of sucrose and linear α 1,4-glucans

Synonym(s): sucrase

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