25th November 2019

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What is the enzyme that breaks down lipids?

The digestion of certain fats begins in the mouth, where short-chain lipids break down into diglycerides because of lingual lipase. The fat present in the small intestine stimulates the release of lipase from the pancreas, and bile from the liver enables the breakdown of fats into fatty acids.

In this manner, what enzymes are involved in the digestion of lipids?

Lipid digestion begins in the mouth, continues in the stomach, and ends in the small intestine. Enzymes involved in triacylglycerol digestion are called lipase (EC 3.1.1.3). They are proteins that catalyze the partial hydrolysis of triglycerides into a mixture of free fatty acids and acylglycerols.

What is digestion of lipids?

The enzymes of the small intestine are responsible for almost all of the fat digestion. When pancreatic lipase acts on the lipid, it breaks it down, which results in free fatty acids and monoglycerides, the two digestive products of lipids.

What enzymes break down fats?

Lipase enzymes
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