The amylases, or starch splitting enzymes, are aided, or have their activity increased, by certain nitrogenous compounds particularly those which contain the NH2 group. These amylolytic stimulating substances I have called auxoamylases. All amino compounds are not auxo substances, however. The experiments described here have been made to ascertain what compounds do activate the amylases and the conditions which affect their action.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Rockwood, Elbert W.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 23(1), 37-39.
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