UniProt functional annotation for Q8A1G3

UniProt code: Q8A1G3.

Organism: Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (strain ATCC 29148 / DSM 2079 / NCTC 10582 / E50 / VPI-5482).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Bacteroidetes; Bacteroidia; Bacteroidales; Bacteroidaceae; Bacteroides.
Function: Alpha-amylase that cleaves starch into oligosaccharides before internalization for degradation, the first step in starch degradation.
Catalytic activity: Endohydrolysis of (1->4)-alpha-D-glucosidic linkages in polysaccharides containing three or more (1->4)-alpha- linked D-glucose units.
Cofactor: Binds 1 calcium ion per subunit.
Pathway: Glycan degradation; starch degradation.
Subunit: Monomer.
Subcellular location: Cell outer membrane; Lipid-anchor.
Induction: By maltose.
Similarity: Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 13 family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.