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Carbohydrase is an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of carbohydrates into simple sugars.[1]

Carbohydrases are produced in the pancreas but act in the stomach breaking down carbohydrates, hence the name. Carbohydrate is usually a compound consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrase is a protein/enzyme that catalyses carbohydrates to break down the compound Carbohydrate so the products can be simple sugar which is a Monosaccharide.


Maltase reduces maltose into glucose: C12H22O11 + H2O → 2C6H12O6
Maltose + Water → α-Glucose