Essays Tagged: "Digestive enzyme"

Cystic Fibrosis

are needed to break down food that is necessary for proper growth and weight gain. The mucus in the digestive tract blocks the absorption of necessary nutrients. This is why there is often no weight g ...

(7 pages) 134 0 4.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Digestion: Describe the digestion of a burger

se of peristalsis, rhythmic waves created by muscles in the throat, the food slides easily down the digestive tract. Salivary amylase continues to break down the starch all the way down the esophagus. ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Integral Proteins are of Two Types: Transmembrane Proteins and Lipid Anchored Proteins

an important role in determining the two different types of integral proteins. Trypsin is a special digestive enzyme that can degrade proteins to amino acids (Aman and Wang 1987). Trypsin enzyme is a ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Digestive System

igestion), which are secreted by the stomach wall. Secretions of mucus protect the stomach from its digestive enzymes. The food is then mixed in the stomach, turning it into chyme(digested food). The ... ids in the mechanical digestion of fat. The pancreas and gland cells of the small intestine secrete digestive enzymes that chemically break down complex food molecules into simpler ones. These enzymes ...

(2 pages) 29 0 1.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Chronic Pancreatitis

the upper part of the small intestine. The pancreas has two primary functions: To secrete powerful digestive enzymes into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct to aid the dige ... are involved in blood glucose metabolism, regulating how the body stores and uses food for energy. Digestive enzymes do not become active until they reach the small intestine, where they begin digest ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Study notes human nutrition

organs, where are they, and what are their roles?b.Organs used for digestion1)Mouth- first stop on digestive pathway2)Teeth - begin to break the food into smaller pieces so that many sides of the foo ... 2)Teeth - begin to break the food into smaller pieces so that many sides of the food are exposed to digestive juices3)Tongue - helps move the food around in the mouth and propels it to the esophagus4) ...

(2 pages) 38 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays


Lactase Enzyme LabPurpose:This lab will examine the specificity of an enzyme (lactase) to a specific substra ... of an enzyme (lactase) to a specific substrate (lactose). Students will observe the actions of the enzyme and how shape is important to enzyme reactions. Students will also observe what will happen w ... ution mixturestest tube rackmarking pencilclockhot plate with a pyrex test tube fore denaturing the enzymeglucose test strips- these can be found in drugstoresstirring rodIntroductionLactose, the suga ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology