Pepsin

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 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 polypeptide in order to be digest by the small intestine.

References

  1. This is a reference to a fact sheet written by Jillian O'keeffe in a online health website: http://www.livestrong.com/article/346334-pepsin-enzyme-facts/
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