Name 2 protease in pancreatic juice. What are their specific roles ?

Asked by monikas | 15th Jul, 2008, 09:46: AM

Expert Answer:

Several proteases are synthesized in the pancreas and secreted into the lumen of the small intestine. The two major pancreatic proteases are trypsin and chymotrypsin. Trypsin and chymotrypsin digest proteins into peptides and peptides into smaller peptides, but they cannot digest proteins and peptides to single amino acids. Some of the other proteases from the pancreas, for instance carboxypeptidase, have that ability. The final digestion of peptides into amino acids is largely done in small intestine.

Answered by  | 15th Jul, 2008, 10:15: AM

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