What other organ produces amylase? Is the pancreas the only other organ that produces amylase?

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Amylase is an enzyme that helps to break down starch into simpler sugars. Amylase functions within the mouth or the small intestine. However, amylase is produced in either the salivary glands, pancreas, or small intestine. 

Amylase is one of the many different kinds of enzymes that are found within the body....

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Amylase is an enzyme that helps to break down starch into simpler sugars. Amylase functions within the mouth or the small intestine. However, amylase is produced in either the salivary glands, pancreas, or small intestine. 

Amylase is one of the many different kinds of enzymes that are found within the body. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze a specific biochemical reaction within an organism by lowering the activation energy required for that reaction. Enzymes are specific to a certain type of reaction or a set of closely related reactions. This is because the shape of an enzyme is specific to the reactant(s) with which the enzyme will combine. The reactant(s) that fit the shape of an enzyme are called substrate(s). The location where an enzyme fits into the substrate is called the active site. When the enzyme and substrate do connect, an enzyme/substrate complex is formed. 

Most enzyme names end in the suffix "ase". Enzyme names are indicative of both the substrate acted upon and the type of reaction catalyzed. For example, lipase helps to break down lipids, such as fats and oils, into fatty acids. Likewise, protease helps to break down proteins into amino acids. 

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