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Lactase

by NicholasKoh
Last updated 7 years ago

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Lactase

Another Enzyme: Lactase

Lactase is the enzyme responsible for the hydrolysis of the complex sugar lactose to simple galactose and glucose. Lactase has an optimum working temperature of 48°C and ph of 6.5

Lactose Intolerance

If a person does not have enough lactase, the body cannot digest the lactose in most milk products. Instead, the lactose is used by bacteria, gas is formed, and the person experiences bloating, abdominal pain, and sometimes diarrohea.

Milk contains lactose, that is why lactose intolerant people cannot take milk due to a lactase deficiency in their bodies.


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