In true and False section, Question no.-10
Q-10    Steapsin emulsified fats.
Answer given - False
Howerev it should be true in my point of view as steapsin which acts on emuldified fats to split them into fatty acids and glycerol.
Plese clarify me.

Asked by SIMMI | 1st Jan, 2018, 08:08: PM

Expert Answer:

Bile contains bile pigments and bile salts. Bile salts help in the breakdown of oil droplets into small globules forming a milky emulsion. This process is called emulsification which facilitates further digestion of fats.

Steapsin is a pancreatic lipase which acts on the already emulsified fats and converts them to fatty acids and glycerol. Therefore, the process of emulsification of fats is carried out with the help of bile and not with the help of steapsin.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 2nd Jan, 2018, 12:43: PM