Enzymes and Digestion

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Digestive Enzymes Break Down Big Molecules into Smaller Molecules

  • Starch, protein and fat are big molecules. They are too big to pass through the walls of the digestive system. They're also insoluble
  • Sugars, amino acids, glycerol and fatty acids are much smaller molecules. They're soluble and can pass easily through the walls of the digestive system
  • The digestive enzymes break down the big molecules into smaller ones

Amylase converts starch into maltose

Maltase converts Maltose into Glucose

Proteases convert proteins…

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