Enzymes in Digestion

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Summary of digestive enzymes

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Summary of digestive enzymes

Amylase

  • Helps to break down starch...
  • ...into sugar
  • Produced in the salivary glands, pancreas and small intestine...

...work in the mouth and small intestine

Protease

  • Helps to break down proteins...
  • ...into amino acids
  • Produced in the pancreas, stomach and small intestine
  • ...work in the stomach and small intestine

Lipases

  • Helps to break down lipids (fats)...
  • ...into fatty acids and glycerol...
  • Produced in the pancreas and small intestine...
  • ...work in the stomach
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