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What is the role of trypsin in digestion?

1 Answer
Feb 18, 2018


They decompose proteins into smaller molecules, called peptides.


This happens in the duodenum, where the pancreatic juice reaches the gastrointestinal tube. Trypsin is a part of the pancreatic juices that help decompose food molecules into smaller pieces. More specific, trypsin is used as a catalyst for proteins hydrolisis, where they are turned into peptides. Later on, the peptides will be decomposed into aminoacids, the final product of the digestion of proteins.