Coming from ENZYMES
=Digestive Enzymes= Digestive enzyme break down food particles into ''smaller soluble'' molecules that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. ==Protease== [image:http://i.imgur.com/5RhLVVS.png?1] Protease enzyme break down proteins into amino acids. Pepsin is a powerful protease found in the stomach that works best in a very acidic environment. Other protease enzymes are produced by the pancreas and function at a pH closer to 7. ==Lipase== [image:http://i.imgur.com/6fABYqt.png?1] Lipase enzymes are produced by the pancreas and break down Lipids into Monoglycerides (a glycerol molecule with a fatty acid attached) and fatty acids. ==Amylase== [image:http://i.imgur.com/FKour3K.png?1] Amylase is an enzyme that is produced both in our saliva and by the pancreas. It breaks down carbohydrates into sugars. ==Cellulase== [image:http://i.imgur.com/BEuGhYW.png?1] Cellulose, just like starch, is also made up of a long chain of sugar molecules. However, because they are linked together differently (the bond is in a different position) amylase cannot break down cellulose. Many bacteria produce an enzyme called cellulase that can break down cellulose.