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 Pepsin is an enzyme produced by the chief cell of the stomach. Its role is to break down large proteins from food into smaller polypeptide in order to be digest by the small intestine.
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Pepsin is an [[Enzyme|enzyme]] produced by the chief cell of the [[Stomach|stomach]]<ref>This is a reference to a fact sheet written by Jillian O'keeffe in an online health website: http://www.livestrong.com/article/346334-pepsin-enzyme-facts/</ref>. Its role is to break down large [[Proteins|proteins]] from food into smaller [[Polypeptides|polypeptides]] in order to be digested by the [[Small intestines|small intestine]].
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This enzyme has a precursor called pepsinogen, which has a neutral pH unlike its activated form, which is very acidic<ref>Tang, J. (2018). Pepsin - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics. [online] Sciencedirect.com. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/pepsin [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].</ref>.
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Latest revision as of 07:28, 20 October 2018

Pepsin is an enzyme produced by the chief cell of the stomach[1]. Its role is to break down large proteins from food into smaller polypeptides in order to be digested by the small intestine.

This enzyme has a precursor called pepsinogen, which has a neutral pH unlike its activated form, which is very acidic[2].

References

  1. This is a reference to a fact sheet written by Jillian O'keeffe in an online health website: http://www.livestrong.com/article/346334-pepsin-enzyme-facts/
  2. Tang, J. (2018). Pepsin - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics. [online] Sciencedirect.com. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/pepsin [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].
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