differenece between intestinal amylase and pancreatic amylase? which does complete digestion?

Asked by  | 15th Jun, 2008, 07:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Approximately ½ the carbohydrate digestion is performed by amylase from the pancreas, 40% from the saliva, 10% from intestinal amylase.

Starch is converted into maltose by pancreatic and salivary amylase. This maltose is converted into glucose by maltase enzyme produced by intestinal cells. So complete digestion is done in intestine.

Answered by  | 17th Jun, 2008, 10:14: AM

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