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Separation of Alpha- and Beta-Amylase Enzymes from Barley Malt by Ion-Exchange Chromatography.

A. W. MacGregor, D. E. LaBerge, and W. O. S. Meredith. Copyright 1971 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

Active forms of barley-malt alpha- and beta-amylases were separated from one another by ion-exchange chromatography on carboxymethyl cellulose. Each enzyme contained two components. The enzymes were also separated on ion-exchange cellulose by a stepwise elution technique. The identity of each enzyme was confirmed by analyzing the hydrolysis products of amylose by alpha-amylases and the hydrolysis products of starch by beta-amylases. A 70 C. heat treatment completely inactivated beta-amylase in exracts of barley malt, but the chromatographic properties of the alpha-amylases were not altered.

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