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dani calderon

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PostSubject: carbohydrase   Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:56 pm

This enzyme is found mainly in the small intestine. They are digestive enzymes and are used to breaks down carbohydrates (starch) to simple sugars, accelerating and making easier the procces of digestion. It is made in the moth and the gut. This enzyme acts on carbohydrate (either catabolism or anabolism) some examples are maltase, amylases, sucrases and lactases. Catbohydrase turns carbohydrates (strarch) into sugars (glucose):
Carbohydrates + Water (with carbohydrase enzyme)--> Simple Sugars (such as glucose)
For example:
Maltase reduces maltose into glucose: C12H22O11 + H2O --> 2C6H12O6
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