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Definition of the noun Diastase

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noun - plural: diastases

  1. [enzyme] Any one of a group of enzymes which catalyses the breakdown of starch into maltose; mostly amylase

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Diastase: A diastase is any one of a group of enzymes which catalyses the breakdown of starch into maltose. Alpha amylase degrades starch to a mixture of the disaccharide maltose, the trisaccharide maltotriose, which contains three α-linked glucose residues, and oligosaccharides known as dextrins that contain the α-linked glucose branches. Diastase was the first enzyme discovered. It was extracted from malt solution in 1833 by Anselme Payen and Jean-François Persoz, chemists at a French sugar factory. The name "diastase" comes from the Greek word διάστασις because when beer mash is heated, the enzyme causes the starch in the barley seed to transform quickly into soluble sugars and hence the husk to separate from the rest of the seed. Today, diastase means any α-, β-, or γ-amylase that can break down carbohydrates.

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Google previewDenver Medical Times (1895)

Diastase is a vegetable ferment which has the property of converting starchy foods into a soluble material called maltose. Like the ferment in the saliva and pancreatic juice, it acts in alkaline solution, but, unlike them, it continues to operate in ...

Google previewThe Medical Herald (1895)

"Diastase is a vegetable ferment whicn has the property of converting starchy foods into a soluble material called maltose. Like the ferments in the saliva and pancreatic juice, it acts in alkaline solution, but, unlike them, it continues to operate in ...

Google previewNurse-NCLEX Specialty Review and Study Guide (2015)

A Series from StatPearls by Vincent Randahl

Answer: 3 Breakdown of glycogen Explanations: Diastase is a group of enzymes which catalyses the...

Today, diastase means any amylase (hydrolases) that can break down carbohydrates. Glycogen ...

Google previewApplied Nutrition and Food Technology (1989)

Diastase is an enzyme which is also referred to sometimes as amylase. It is responsible for the hydrolysis of starch and glycogen to maltose. This is very abundant in plant seeds during the process of germination, although this can also be ...

Google previewScience Fair Projects for Elementary Schools (1998)

Step by Step by Patricia Hachten Wee

The enzyme is called diastase. Let barley or bean seeds start to sprout for 24 hours, crush the seeds, and collect the liquid. Find out about the iodine test for starch. You can use the iodine you buy to put on cuts. Make a starch solution with ...

Google previewCulinary Arts i

Diastase is an enzyme which is also ...

Google preview30 Years NEET Chapter-wise & Topic-wise Solved Papers CHEMISTRY (2017 - 1988) 12th Edition (2017)

by Disha Experts

Diastase is an enzyme used in the preparation of Maltose ( Malt sugar, C12 H22O11) through hydrolysis of starch. 38. (c) Tollen's reagent is ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Feedstuffs (2013)

Production Formulation Medication by Rudolph Seiden, W. H. Pfander

DIASTASE is an ENZYME obtained from malt; it hydrolyzes starch into MALT SUGAR via DEXTRIN. It forms a light-colored powder which is water-soluble.— See also BREWERS PRODUCTS; FERMENTATION. DIATRAEA. D. grandiosella ...

Google previewExcel With New Pattern Aieee 2006 (2006)

by Narinder Kumar, S. K. Khanna, Dr. Kulbhushan Prakash

Diastase is an enzyme (c) Acetophenone is an ether (d) All the above are correct. O II .

Google previewHistory of Roasted Whole Soy Flour (Kinako), Soy Coffee, Coffee Alternatives, Problems with Coffee, and Soy Chocolate (1540-2012) (2012)

by William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi

Diastase and malt extracts (p. 142-43. “Diastase is a vegetable ferment [enzyme].

Google previewHoney from Argentina and China, Invs. 701-TA-402 and 731-TA-892 and 893 (Review)

Diastase is an enzyme that destroys starch and HMF is a by-product of the decomposition of sugars in acid. 73 Some operations reverse the process, and place honey in settling tanks before filtration. 74 Although nearly all honey can be ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

diastase is a word coined in the 19th century as the name for a substance (later identified as an enzyme) capable of breaking down or ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index

Diastase is a remarkable principle, which is produced in the incipient germination of grains and seeds, and the tubers of potatoes ; this substance has the power of converting starch into sugar, and the process by which the change is effected is ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

diastase as proteinaceous catalyzer...

d Diaphragma n; durchlässige Scheidewand f f diaphragme m p diafragma m 1895 diastase as a starch hydrolyzing enzyme (Enz.) (Ref. to an enzyme, amylase, which breaks down starch into maltose ...

Google previewThe American Farmer's Encyclopedia ... By Gouverneur Emerson, of Pennsylvania, Upon the Basis of Johnson's Farmer's Encyclopedia (1857)

by Gouverneur Emerson

DIASTASE. When cold water is poured upon barley newly malted and crushed, is permitted to remain over it for a quarter of an hour, is then poured off, filtered, evaporated to a small bulk over boiling water, again filtered if necessary, and then ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

DIASTASE FROM ASPERGILLUS ORYZAE Synonyms Other CAS number(s) Description Specifications Natural sources A/pfaiamylase Aspergillus oryzae', Amylase, alpha-, Aspergillus oryzae (9CI); Diastase from Aspergillus oryzae; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (2016)

11th Edition by Various Authors

The higher the mashing temperature, the more the diastase will be crippled in its action, and the more dextrinous (nonfermentable) matter as compared with maltose (fermentable sugar) will be formed. A pale or stock ale, which is a type of ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Diastase is used in the preparation of predigested starchy foods, and in the treatment of DYSPEPSIA, particularly that due to inability to digest starch adequately. It is also used for the conversion of starch to fermentable sugars in the brewing ...

Google previewFood & Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet & Exercise (2017)

by Michael Kent

diastase. A plant enzyme that accelerates the breakdown of starch to maltose. Some sufferers of digestive disorders take it as a supplement to aid digestion of starch. Diastase is common in barley seeds.

Google previewThe Farmer's and Planter's Encyclopaedia of Rural Affairs (1851)

Embracing All the Most Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry

DIASTASE. When cold water is poured upon barley newly malted and crushed, is permitted to remain over it for a quarter of an hour, is then poured off, filtered, evaporated to a small bulk over boiling water, again filtered if necessary, and then ...

Google previewA dictionary of arts, manufactures, and mines (1851)

containing a clear exposition of their principles and practice by Andrew Ure

DIASTASE. This curious substance, extracted by water from crushed malt, and precipitated from that infusion by alcohol, as is described under Fermentation, ...

Google previewThe American Farmer's Encyclopedia (1858)

Embracing All the Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry, and the Use of Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Manures ... by Gouverneur Emerson

DIASTASE. When cold water is poured upon barley newly malted and crushed, is permitted to remain over it for a quarter of an hour, is then poured ofl', filtered, evaporated to a small bulk over boiling water, again filtered if necessary, and then ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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