Essays Tagged: "digestive enzymes"

Paper on Cystic Fibrosis. Explains causes, cures and much more!

ine if a baby will be born with cystic fibrosis. In newborns, blood tests indicating high levels of digestive enzymes suggest cystic fibrosis, but a certaindiagnosis requires a sweat test to determine ...

(1 pages) 92 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Biochemistry of Snake Venom.

ion of biologically active agents: ferments or enzymes as proteases and hyaluronidase (including 20 digestive enzymes), metal ions, biogenic amines, lipids, free amino acids, and more than 80 large an ...

(8 pages) 106 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

How Amylase Digests Starch.

perature. Enzymes are catalysts; they speed up chemical reactions without being changed themselves. Digestive enzymes speed up the breakdown of large food molecules into smaller ones so that the blood ...

(3 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Cystic Fibrosis

itary disorder (disease) that mainly affects the respiratory system (airways and the lungs) and the digestive system (stomach, intestines, colon and other organs involved in the digestive process). Cy ... es of mucus, causing thicker-than-normal mucus that can lead to obstructions in the respiratory and digestive systems.In the respiratory system, the abnormal mucus obstructs airways and also creates c ...

(5 pages) 52 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Observing Emulsification and Comparing the Actions of Saliva and Pepsin: Lab report describing how emulsification may be observed in the lab

ompare the actions of pepsin and saliva (Amylase).Background Information: The function of the human digestive system is to digest food that is taken in. Digestion is the process by which large, solid ... lecular substances into simpler substances, changing their chemical properties and structure, using digestive enzymes. Chemical digestion occurs mainly in the stomach and small intestine. Saliv ...

(7 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Curing CF by gene therapy

us, which clogs the lungs, leading to lung infections. These also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines. Symptoms are salty-tasting skin, coughing, short bre ...

(3 pages) 34 0 4.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

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

Frog disection

stomach. Then chemical digestion occurs in the stomach and the small intestine with the help of the digestive enzymes that are released by the liver and pancreas.(Giffard, R. & Nat, M 1986.) After ... Walker.D, Linden R 1982) The frog has three lobed livers. The functions of the liver, is to release digestive enzymes to help the stomach and the small intestine with mechanical digestion. The gall bl ...

(3 pages) 3289 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Gene Cycle

to leave the nucleus. The second is that the MGcap and the Poly-A tail protect the mRNA strand from digestive enzymes in the cytoplasm. The last theory is that if not all the introns are removed, then ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > 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