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Bile salts act as an activator of which enzyme?


A
Pepsinogen
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B
Trypsinogen
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C
Lipase
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D
Pancreatic amylase
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Solution

The correct option is C Lipase
Bile salts act as activator of lipase as they emulsify fat globules into smaller droplet like structure called micelles thereby, increasing the surface area accessible to lipid hydrolyzing enzymes. The bile acids also help to solubilize lipid breakdown products. Thus, the correct answer is option C.

Chemistry

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