• Human alimentary tract
    Biology,  Human anatomy

    Human Digestive Enzymes

    Human digestive enzymes are mainly synthesized in the salivary glands and in the pancreas As we’ve discussed, enzymes are made up of amino acids found in proteins so a ready supply of these building blocks is required to ensure there are optimal levels of digestive enzymes at all times. Digestive enzymes are mixed in the saliva and pancreatic juices and are released into the mouth and small intestines, respectively, to support digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Their synthesis and release occur via carefully orchestrated and tightly controlled hormone systems that are activated not just when food hits our taste buds but also by the sight, smell and sound of…

  • Human anatomy

    HUMAN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

    Digestion involves the breaking of complex organic food molecules into simpler one by hydrolysis. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats and nucleic acids are large complex organic food molecules. They are insoluble and polymeric in nature. During digestion different enzymes helps in the breakdown of these complex polymers into soluble monomers which are required for energy generation.The different steps of digestion involve: Movement of food through the alimentary tract Secretion of digestive juices and digestion of food Absorption of water, various electrolytes, vitamins and digestive end products. Human digestive system mainly consists of two parts: 1) Alimentary tract and 2) secretory glands Alimentary tract It provides continuous supply of nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes and…

  • Biochemistry

    DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

    DIFFERENT MODE OF DIGESTION IN ORGANISMS The collective processes by which a living organism takes food which are necessary for their growth, maintenance and energy needs is called nutrition. The chemical substances present in the food are called nutrients. It is important to know the different modes of nutrition in all living organisms in order to understand energy flow within the ecosystem. Plant produces high energy organic food from inorganic raw materials. They are called autotroph and the mode of nutrition is known as autotrophic nutrition. Animals feed on those high energy organic food, are called as heterotrophs and their mode of nutrition is known as heterotrophic nutrition. Heterotrophic nutrition…

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