Enzyme: Sucrase, aka invertase or saccharase

Substrate: Sucrose

Products: Glucose, Fructose

Source: Small intestine (brush border)

Optimum pH and temp.:

  • Temp.~37°C
  • pH~2.0

Description: When a sucrase enzyme meets a sucrose monomer it breaks it up into single sugars such as glucose and fructose. This is important because it helps put sugar into our system.

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