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Pepsin is an enzymeproduced by the chief cell of the stomach. Its role is to break down large proteinsfrom food into smaller in order to be by the 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.
- ↑ 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/
- ↑ 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].