Results for: cardiac-glycoside

What is digitoxin?

Digitoxin is a cardiac glycoside. The mode of action of digitoxin is to increase the concentration of calcium and sodium inside the cells. This causes the heart muscle fibers to contract more strongly. Full Answer

What class of enzyme does invertase belong?

Invertases (E.C. 3.2.1.26) belong to the glycoside hydrolases (GH). Acid invertases (vacuolar and cell wall invertases) belong to the glycoside hydrolase family 32 (GH32), whereas alkaline/neutral invertases are members of glycoside hydrolase family 100 (GH100). Full Answer