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Where are digestive enzymes produced?
By specialised cells in glands and the lining of the gut
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What is the general function of digestive enzymes?
They breakdown large molecules into smaller molecules
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Where is the enzyme amylase produced?
In the salivary glands, the pancreas and the small intestine
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What does amylase do?
it catalyses the breakdown of starch into sugars in the mouth and small intestine
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Where is the enzyme protease produced?
In the stomach , the pancreas and the small intestine
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What does protease do?
It catalyses the breakdown of proteins into amino acids in the stomach and small intestine
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Where is the enzyme lipase produced?
In the pancreas and small intestine
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What does lipase do?
It catalyses the breakdown of lipids (fats and oils) into fatty acids and glycerol in the small intestine
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Why does stomach protease work best in acid conditions?
Because the stomach produces hydrochloric acid.
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Approximately what pH is the acid in the stomach?
2
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