Protein Digestion

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Protein Digestion

1. MouthProteins crushed by chewing and moistened by saliva.

Protein Digestion

II. Stomach-Proteins denatured by hydrochloric acid.-Pepsin activated to break protein into single amino acids and smaller polypeptides.

III. Liver-Amino acids converted to glucose or fat.-Used for energy or to build new protein, or sent to cells as needed.

IV. PancreasProteases are produced and released into small intestine.

V. Small Intestine-Proteases digest polypeptides into smaller units.-Cells complete the breakdown of tripeptides and dipeptides into single amino acids.-Single amino acids then absorbed into bloodstream.

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Citations[Protein Digestion and Absorption] Youtube. Retrieved on 02/18/2016 from[Liver Image] Santiago Canyon College. Retrieved on 02/18/2016 from _ liver.jpg[Stomach Image] New Hope Medical Center. Retrieved on 02/18/2016 from[Pancreas Image] Pancreas. Retrieved on 02/18/2016 from[Small Intestine Image] Visible Body. Retrieved on 02/18/2016 from[Mouth Image] Voices of Praise. Retrieved on 02/18/2016 from


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