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  • The Structure Of Carbohydrates

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    Eighteen percent of our body weight is made up of carbon. Carbon atoms make up important molecules in our bodies such as proteins, DNA, RNA, sugars, and fats. These molecules are called macromolecules. Carbon bonding to itself results in a wide variety of organic compounds, which means that organic compounds are carbon-based carbons. Most matter in living organisms that is not water is made of organic compounds. Nearly everything that is touched is organic. Four main classes of organic compounds

  • Problems Associated with Celiac Disease and Lactose Intolerance

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    functioning of the human body. Enzymes are catalysts, which cause reactions to occur. The two primary classes of enzymes for maintaining life functions are digestive and metabolic enzymes. The primary digestive enzymes are classified as proteases, amylases and lipases. These enzymes can help breakdown food molecules. Metabolic enzymes are responsible for the repairing and structuring of every cell. Inadequate production of digestive enzymes can have a negative impact on the breakdown of food into the

  • Enzymes in Brewing Industry

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    some typical products for enzymatic conversion. Enzymes are specific, they usually break down or synthesize one particular compound, and in some cases enzymes limit their actions to specific bonds in the compound with in which they react. An example gluconases is one of the many enzymes used in beer brewing. This enzyme is used in industrial applications of brewing beer and is a very efficient catalyst. It breaks down the wheat and converts the carbohydrates into sugars that speed up the reaction

  • Digestion System Essay

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    help break down the food molecules into smaller molecules for our body to ingest and absorption nutrients, vitamins, eliminate toxic substances. The first digestion always takes place at the mouth by using teeth to chew or grand food into smaller molecules which make it easier for the digestion process. Combine with that is a secretion of a thin mucus fluid called saliva from the three sets of salivary glands of the mouth which is the exocrine glands that supply enzymes that contain amylase secrete

  • Control in Animals and Plants

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    Control in Animals and Plants How quickly does amylase break down starch when we change the temperature. Conclusion My results show that as the temperature of the amylase and starch solution increases the rate of reaction of increases up to 40 degrees then as the temperature rises above that the rate of reaction decreases. This is what I stated in my prediction. The curve on the graph did rise and then fall as the reactant denatured, this is also what I stated in my prediction.

  • Storage Duration of Mother Scales' Effects on Soluble Carbohydrates and Amylases in Lily Scale Bulblets

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    important to facilitate the growth of storage organ, inflorescence and others. However, Addai (2010) noticed that starch is a major carbohydrate and as an energy source for bulbous plants such as lily before vernalization. After vernalization, starch breaks to sucrose and reducing sugars (Xu et al., 2006), this phenomenon referred to low temperature sweetening, and has been reported in Lilium, Hyacinthus and Tulipa as well (Miller and Langhans, 1990). Sucrose is a soluble carbohydrate, which is essential

  • Investigating the Effect of Copper Sulphate on Amylase Activity

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    Investigating the Effect of Copper Sulphate on Amylase Activity Aim The aim of my experiment is to observe the affect on amylase when adding copper sulphate to a starch solution. Introduction Enzymes are that act as catalysts, in other words they increase the rate of chemical reactions. Consider the following general reaction between two substances, A and B, which react together to form a product, substance C: A + B = C In biological systems, this reaction might occur very

  • Starch Lab Report

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    the first stage of carbohydrate metabolism which breaks down food molecules into smaller chemical units that can be utilised further by various cells. Small amount of complex carbohydrates begin their digestion in the mouth where the amylase enzyme from saliva catalyses the hydrolyses of complex starch molecules and the production of smaller polysaccharide and disaccharide molecules. Digestion stops in the stomach due to deactivation of the amylase enzyme by acidic juice until the contents of the

  • Digestive System Of Digestion

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    duct. The three main pancreatic enzymes are: pancreatic amylase which breaks down starch to maltose, trypsin which breaks down proteins into polypeptides and amino acids and pancreatic lipase which breaks down fat into fatty acids and glycerol. Trypsin is secreted as an inactive precursor trypsinogen. This is converted into trypsin by the action of the enzyme enterokinase, secreted from the wall of the small intestine. The products of amylase and trypsin digestion cannot be absorbed but the fatty

  • The Digestive System: The Process Of The Digestive System

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    allows the body to absorb the food into the bloodstream and into the cells for energy. This happens mechanically and chemically, mechanically means by your teeth, tongue and gums so chewing food. Whereas chemically means by the digestive enzymes; amylase, protease and lipase. Each part of the digestive system have an individual role/function; The mouth is where digestion begins and the mechanical breakdown of food takes place. This is because the food is chewed and then