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(Science: enzyme) That hydrolyzes maltose (and the glucose trimer maltotriose) to glucose, during the enzymic breakdown of starch. An enzyme capable of breaking down maltose into glucose which is produced in the small intestine during digestion.

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Re: Enzymes

... speaking (and as far as I understand it, though I may be incorrect on the specifics), amylase acts to break down starch into maltose. Then maltase (another enzyme) can break maltose down into glucose. So, you essentially have have amylase in the mouth starting to break down long (several ...

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by mamoru
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Enzymes
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Re: Help! I am in a digestive crisis!

... down) starch to maltose (disaccharide) Pancreatic Amylase - made in the pancreas, functions in the small intestine to hydrolyze starch to maltose Maltase - made in the intestinal glands, functions in the small intestine to hydrolyze maltose to two glucose molecules Sucrase - made in the intestinal ...

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by SOS
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Help! I am in a digestive crisis!
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Views: 8736


I am taking bio 12 by distance ed. And I have run into a few snags. 1. a place where the produscts of maltase action can be found. 2. The place where hyrochloric acid can be found. 3. The place indigestable food is stored. 4. The place where starch digestion begins. The place ...

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by jlb2000
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Beginner Biology I NEED HELP PLEASE PLEASE!!
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Views: 7037

M i c r o v i l l i Question

disarracharide enzymes (i.e. maltase and sucrase) are produced only on the villi of the small intestine... you need them to produce single sugar units - glucose, fructose - that can be taken up by diffusion/active transport into the bloodstream... ...

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by Revenged
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: M i c r o v i l l i Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2823

Allergy questions

... something similar... "Complex carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars (mainly glucose) by the enzymes amylase, lactase, sucrase and maltase. Fats are broken down to fatty acids and glycerol by lipase enzymes, and protein is degraded to amino acids by pepsin, trypsin and chymotrypsin." ...

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by aharown07
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Allergy questions
Replies: 18
Views: 18022
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