Enzyme Project: Pepsin

Justice Alford

What is Pepsin?

Pepsin is an enzyme that breaks down dietary foods. Pepsin's substrate is proteins, and it ends up with the product of polypeptides. Pepsin is in the stomach of animals, and help with the digestive flow. Pepsin breaks up the protein structure, separating certain elements for digestion. Pepsin needs a pH level of 2 and a temperature of 37 C - 42 C.

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