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Re: Enzymes

... to do with saccharides, as they are a group of carbs- right? Pepsin is an enzyme that breaks up protein, where as amaylase breaks up carbs- ie dissacharides and polysaccharides etc? Ok if I approach it like this: Location: Mouth. Enzyme: Amylase: Substrate: carbs- mainly starch (Disaccharides ...

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by Muska
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Enzymes
Replies: 16
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HCL Question

i recall my teacher at one point of time had mentioned that at low temperatures and at low concentrations of HCl also dives dissacharides from poly saccharides.

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by jwalin
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: HCL Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5046


... of muriene(or peptidoglican, it's the same thing), which is made out of a polisaccharide and a few peptids. The polisaccharide is made out of 2 dissacharides: N-acetiglucosamine and N-acetil muramic. The bond between these 2 dissacharides is broken by an enzyme called lizozime, which is present ...

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by MrMistery
Thu May 26, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: digestion
Replies: 22
Views: 12543

A Digestion Question

... incredible specificity, each enzyme only catalyses a single chemical reaction. Ptialine catalyses the reaction of decomposing starch into a lot of dissacharides. It is true that it breaks down carbs(as you modern people say :D :D ) but only some carbs: starch

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by MrMistery
Wed May 25, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: A Digestion Question
Replies: 20
Views: 10196

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