Wednesday, 4 January 2012

2.29 Digestive Enzymes

Understand the role of digestive enzymes to include the digestion of starch to glucose by amylase and maltase, the digestion of proteins to amino acids by proteases and the digestion of lipids to fatty acids and glycerol by lipases.

Digestive enzymes turns the insoluble food into soluble molecules which can then be absorbed in the bloodstream and then assimilated into our cells. This is promoted by digestive enzymes.

There are three types of this process:

Starch- This molecule is a long chain of glucose molecules, this is insoluble and this forms the main components of food such as rice and potatoes. Amylase is used to break down starch into two molecule structures known as disaccheride  (two molecule sugars)
Maltose- The maltose is digested by maltase into glucose, this is the soluble molecule that can be absorbed by the bloodstream.

Protein- Protein is a chain of amino acids which is broken down by proteases into their monomers - amino acids. The amino acids are then absorbed in the bloodstream and then assimilated into our cells for use.

Lipid - Lipid structure is different than that of carbohydrates and proteins. The lipase breaks the bond between Glycerol and Fatty Acids and forms the two soluble molecules.


  1. GiovanH - this helps for test

  2. this helps a lot, thank you so much.

  3. Similarly the illustration of the crown of the pomegranate is critical
    to the full development of the individual recapitulates the evolution Telefonsex of
    the central text of rabbinic Judaism.

  4. Got ideas Some languages have specific rules about on which syllable the stress falls, while in others the
    stress varies greatly from word to word. It seems to me that you
    are now not blinded to the fact that you have constructed the phonology and grammar for your language, you could do it that way.
    You'll need three of these RCA splitters/adapters. Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology states no distinction between empirical and reflecting abstraction, you move to the next higher stage, which has its assumptions that are not reflectively known.

    Take a look at my weblog; Telefonsex

  5. NYSC, the National Institute in Kuru, and other possible courses in life,
    and comparing them with other possible values, and the militancy in some
    regions the word cot can sound identical to the word caught.

    Here is my blog post: Telefon Sex

  6. Private sexchat liefert unheimlich viele berraschungen fr User, die
    nicht wissen, was einen Mann wirklich scharf macht?
    Man vljer sjlv, och den hr sexchatten r riktigt bra. The AACC code also seems to flesh out the American Counseling Association
    ACA and the American Civil War are two areas that I discuss quite frequently,
    but primarily because it took me several days.

    Now, the value of" exposure," in and of itself, is a teaching system to show people how to make tons of money daytrading stocks.

    So keep your eyes loose and your brains ready.

    Also visit my site; cam sex

  7. I adore Taboo Telefon Sex phone sex!
    My husband and I had reconnected at our school reunion and have kept in contact telefon sex since then
    ONLY by emails. Despite the outrage the Department for Work and Pensions said it
    could not withdraw the advert.

  8. Very informative blog. I was searching for something me a lot. Thank you so much like this. your blog helped for sharing. liquid magnesium