An enzyme that breaks down proteins and peptides.
- Whey contains many types of enzymes, including hydrolases, transferases, lyases, proteases, and lipases.
- Although starches and fats can be broken down without pancreatic enzymes, pancreatic proteases are crucial for protein digestion.
- All of the serine proteases and the zinc peptidases of pancreatic secretions are produced in the form of their respective proenzymes.
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