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Amylase vs. Pepsin — What's the Difference?

Amylase vs. Pepsin — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Amylase and Pepsin

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Amylase

An amylase () is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch (Latin amylum) into sugars. Amylase is present in the saliva of humans and some other mammals, where it begins the chemical process of digestion.
May 29, 2022

Pepsin

Pepsin is an endopeptidase that breaks down proteins into smaller peptides. It is produced in the gastric chief cells of the stomach lining and is one of the main digestive enzymes in the digestive systems of humans and many other animals, where it helps digest the proteins in food.
May 29, 2022

Amylase

Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of starch to sugars. In humans, amylases are produced in the salivary glands and the pancreas.
May 29, 2022

Pepsin

A digestive enzyme found in gastric juice that catalyzes the breakdown of protein to peptides.
May 29, 2022

Amylase

(enzyme) Any of a class of digestive enzymes, present in saliva and also contributed to the gut by the exocrine pancreas, that break down complex carbohydrates such as starch into simpler sugars such as glucose.
Egg yolk amylase
May 29, 2022
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Pepsin

A substance containing pepsin, obtained from the stomachs of hogs and calves and used as a digestive aid.
May 29, 2022

Amylase

Any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
May 29, 2022

Pepsin

(enzyme) A digestive enzyme that chemically digests, or breaks down, proteins into shorter chains of amino acids.
May 29, 2022

Pepsin

A proteolytic enzyme (MW 34,500) contained in the secretory glands of the stomach. In the gastric juice it is united with dilute hydrochloric acid (0.2 per cent, approximately) and the two together constitute the active portion of the digestive fluid. It degrades proteins to proteoses and peptides, and is notable for having a very low pH optimum for its activity. It is the active agent in the gastric juice of all animals.
May 29, 2022

Pepsin

An enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
May 29, 2022

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