- an enzyme, occurring in yeast and in the digestive juices of animals, that causes the inversion of cane sugar into invert sugar.
Origin of invertase
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Historical Examples of invertase
Fischer found that the enzyme “invertase,” which is present in yeast, attacks methyl-d-glucoside but not methyl-l-glucoside.
When hydrolyzed by acids, or by the enzyme "invertase," it yields a mixture of equal quantities of glucose and fructose.
The optimum temperature for invertase is 50° to 54°; it is killed if heated, in the moist condition, to 70°.
- an enzyme, occurring in the intestinal juice of animals and in yeasts, that hydrolyses sucrose to glucose and fructoseAlso called: saccharase
- An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.beta-fructofuranosidase invertin saccharase sucrase