Why r the digestive enzymes called as hydrolase ?

Asked by monikas | 15th Jul, 2008, 12:38: PM

Expert Answer:

Hydrolases are any class of enzymes which catalyze the hydrolysis of proteins, nucleic acids, starch, fats, phosphate esters, and other macromolecular substances. The hydrolysis is carried out through the addition of water. Digestive enzymes carry out their function in this way, hence they are called hydrolase.

Answered by  | 15th Jul, 2008, 02:19: PM

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