DIGESTION

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ENDOPEPTIDASE:

Hydrolises the peptide bonds in the central region of the polypeptide chain. To produce smaller polypeptide chains to increase the number of terminal ends for the exopeptidase to digest.

EXOPEPTIDASE:

Hydrolises the peptide bond at the terminal ends of the polypeptide chain to produce dipeptide or amino acids. 

THE SALIVA CONSISTS OF:

  • Water 99.5% 
  • Mineral salts which mantain slightly alkalai conditions
  • Mucas which acts as a lubricant
  • Lysozome, which is an enzyme that kills bacteria

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