d) Trypsin digests proteins and lipase hydrolyses fats.
Trypsin is an enzyme that helps us digest protein. In the small intestine, trypsin breaks down proteins, continuing the process of digestion that began in the stomach. It may also be referred to as a proteolytic enzyme, or proteinase. Trypsin is produced by the pancreas in an inactive form called trypsinogen.
- Trypsin is an enzyme that helps us digest protein and trypsinogen is the inactive form of the enzyme trypsin.
- The trypsinogen enters the small intestine through the common bile duct and is converted to active trypsin.
- Lipase hydrolyzes triglycerides (fats) into their component fatty acid and glycerol molecules