Asked in Food ScienceBiochemistry
Why can protease break down protein but not starch?
October 28, 2010 10:21PM
Proteases are enzymes which break down proteins. Each enzyme can only break down one substance (they are specific to one substrate).
This is because their active site has a specific shape to fit a protein and will not fit a starch molecule.
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Role of enzymes in the digestion of food?
In digestion, they break down substances into smaller molecules, so that they can then be absorbed into the bloodstream. Carbohydrase emzymes such as Amylase break starch down into glucose. Lipase enzymes break down lipids into fatty acids and glycerol. Protease enzmes break down protein into amino acids.
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What produces enzymes that break down carbohydrates and proteins called?
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What enzymes break down protein into amino acids?
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