American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018

  • Inactivation of α-Amylase by Caffeine: Reducing the Break-down of Starch into Sugars

    Neel Rajan, Stephen James Koellner, Vincent Todd Calabrese, Arshad Khan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 23 December 2017
    Accepted: 28 December 2017
    Published: 11 January 2018
    Abstract: α-Amylase, an enzyme present in our saliva and pancreatic secretion, is responsible for the break-down of starch into glucose molecules. Glucose enters into our blood steam and provides energy for various activities. In this study we have noticed that in the presence of caffeine, the enzyme activity is decreased with a decrease in the amount of glu... Show More