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Enzymes that aid in Digestion

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
<br>baked potato = mainly starch
<br>vegetable = probably some carbohydrates, mostly fiber (cellulose)
<br>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 ...

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