State the role of pancreatic juice in the digestion of proteins.

Asked by Abhisek | 11 months ago |  83

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Pancreatic juice contains various kinds of inactive enzymes such as trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, pro carboxypeptidases, amylases, lipases, and nucleases. In the digestion of proteins, these enzymes play a very important role. Physiology of protein-digestion The intestinal mucosa secretes the enzyme enterokinase which activates trypsinogen into trypsin.

The other enzymes of pancreatic juice such as chymotrypsinogen and procarboxypeptidase are then activated by Trypsin. Chymotrypsinogen converts proteins into peptides and it is a milk-coagulating enzyme.

Carboxypeptidase acts on the carboxyl end of the peptide chain and helps to release the last amino acids. In this way, it helps in the digestion of proteins.

For their complete digestion, the partially-hydrolyzed proteins present in the chyme are acted upon by various proteolytic enzymes of the pancreatic juice.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago

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