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Enzyme Where Breaks Into... Where it What
produced? down.... works? pH
does it
work
best
at?
Amylase Salivary Starch Sugars Mouth and Slightly
Glands, Small alkaline
Pancreas, Intestine
Small
Intestine
Lipase Pancreas, Lipids Fatty Small Slightly
Small acids and Intestine alkaline
Intestine glycerol
Protease Stomach, Proteins Amino Stomach Slightly
Pancreas, acids and Small acidic
Small Intestine
Intestine
The energy released The liver produces bile which is stored
is used for: in the gallbladder. Bile is squirted into
·Build larger the small intestine and neutralises the
molecules from stomach acid. It makes the conditions
smaller molecules slightly alkaline. Also it emulsifies fats.
·Enable muscle Biological washing powders contain
contraction in animals enzymes that digest food stains. They
·Maintain a constant work at lower temperatures so can save
body temperature in us money.
mammals and birds Protease enzymes to pre-digest
·Build sugars, proteins in some baby foods.
nitrates and other Isomerases to convert glucose to
nutrients in plants fructose. Fructose is much sweeter so
into amino acids and less is needed in food, therefore not
then proteins. as fattening.…read more

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