Digestive Enzymes

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hydrolytic enzyme

enzyme that catalyzes a reaction in which the substrate is broken down by the addition of water

lipase

pancreatic enzyme that breaks fats into fatty acids and glycerol

maltase

enzyme produced in small intestine that breaks down maltose

nuclease

enzyme produced by pancreas and small intestine that hydrolyzes DNA and RNA into their component nucleotides

nucleosidases

an enzyme in the small intestine that breaks down nucleotides into the base, sugar and phosphate

pancreatic amylase

enzyme from pancreas that breaks down starch to maltose

pepsin

an enzyme in the stomach that breaks down protein into peptides

pepsinogen

inactive enzyme precursor of pepsin, becomes pepsin when it comes in contact with hydrochloric acid

peptidases

enzymes that split peptides into amino acids, found attached to surface of microvilli membrane in small intestine

ph

measure of how acidic or basic a solution is; the scale ranges from below 0 to above 14; solution with pH above 7 is basic and a pH below 7 is acidic

product

element or compound produced by a chemical reaction

salivary amylase

an enzyme in saliva that breaks starch into smaller particles and eventually into the disaccharide maltose

site of action

the place in your body where the enzyme action takes place

site of production

the glandular source of the enzyme

substrate

the reactant on which an enzyme works

trypsin

enzyme in pancreatic juice that breaks down protein molecules into peptides

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