If this enzyme were to be absent in our small intestine digestion of proteins

If This Enzyme Were To Be Absent In Our Small Biology Question

If this enzyme were to be absent in our small intestine, digestion of proteins in our body would be severely affected

Options

(a) Pancreatic amylase
(b) Maltase
(c) Lipase
(d) Enterokinase

Correct Answer:

Enterokinase

Explanation:

Enteropeptidase or enterokinase is an enzyme involved in human digestion.
Trypsin has an important role in the digestion of proteins in the anterior protion of the small intestine. It also activates other proteases in the pancreatic juice. Therefore in the absence of enterokinase the process of conversion of dipeptied to amino acids will be affected.

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Topics: Human Digestion and Breathing (169)
Subject: Biology (4113)

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