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Encyclopedia > Intestinal juice

Intestinal juice (succus entericus) refers to the clear to pale yellow watery secretions from the glands lining the small intestine walls. Secretion is stimulated by the mechanical pressure of partly digested food in the intestine. Diagram showing the small intestine In biology the small intestine is the part of the gastrointestinal tract (gut) between the stomach and the large intestine. ...


Its function is to complete the process begun by pancreatic juice; the enzyme trypsin exists in pancreatic juice in the inactive form trypsinogen, it is activated by the intestinal enterokinase in intestinal juice. Trypsin can then activate other protease enzymes and catalyze the reaction pro-colipase --> colipase. Colipase is necessary, along with Bile Salts, to enable Lipase function. Pancreatic juice is a juice produced by the pancreas. ... Ribbon diagram of the enzyme TIM, surrounded by the space-filling model of the protein. ... Trypsin (EC 3. ... Trypsinogen (EC 3. ... Enterokinase is used to activate the zymogen, trypsinogen, to trypsin. ...


Intestinal juice also contains hormones, digestive enzymes, mucus, substances to neutralize hydrochloric acid coming from the stomach and erepsin which further digests polypeptides into amino acids, completing protein digestion. A hormone (from Greek horman - to set in motion) is a chemical messenger from one cell (or group of cells) to another. ... Digestive enzymes are enzymes in the alimentary tract with a purpose of breaking down components of food so that they can be taken up by the organism. ... Mucus is a slippery secretion of the lining of various membranes in the body (mucous membranes). ... The chemical compound hydrochloric acid is the aqueous (water-based) solution of hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas. ... In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ in the gastrointestinal tract used to digest food. ... Erepsin is a kind of Enzyme that digest peptones into amino acids. ... Peptides are the family of molecules formed from the linking, in a defined order, of various amino acids. ... The general structure of an amino acid molecule, with the amine group on the left and the carboxyl group on the right. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ...


 
 

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