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Enzymes that aid in Digestion

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10.You have just completed a meal consisting of a steak , baked potato and a vegetable. What enzymes would be released to digest this meal? From where would each of these be released? Why is there more than one protein digesting enzyme?

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steak = mainly protein and fats
baked potato = mainly starch
vegetable = probably some carbohydrates, mostly fiber (cellulose)

Protein enzymes are pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, carboxypeptidase, elastase, aminopeptidase, and dipeptidase. Pepsin is in the stomach. Trypsin, chymotrypsin, carboxypeptidase, and elastase come from the pancreas. These 5 enzymes all break proteins into ...

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This solution explains what enzymes help break down and common meal and provides from where the enzymes orginate.

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