Glycerol and facy acids 6 polysaccharide digesron

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: their parRcipaRon in digesRon 5 DigesRve System •  DigesRon –  Biochemical breakdown of structurally complex foodstuffs into smaller, absorbable units –  Accomplished by enzymaRc hydrolysis –  Complex foodstuffs and their absorbable units •  Carbohydrates → monosaccharides •  Proteins → amino acids •  Fats → glycerol and facy acids 6 Polysaccharide DigesRon Yields Absorbable Carbohydrates Category of foodstuffs Carbohydrates Polysaccharides (starch and glycogens) Maltose Monosaccharides (glucose, galactose, fructose) Intermediate Breakdown of Products End Products of Digestion Absorbable Units Amylase Disaccharides Sucrose Maltase Sucrase Lactose Lactase See Table 16 ­6; pg. 624 7 Protein DigesRon Yields Amino Acids See Table 16 ­6; pg. 624 8 Fat DigesRon Yields Monoglycerides and Free Facy Acids Fats Monoglyceride Triglyceride Free fatty acids Lipase See Table 16 ­6; pg. 624 9 DigesRve System •  AbsorpRon –  In the small intesRne, most absorpRon is complete –  Small units resulRng from digesRon, along with water, vitamins, and electrolytes are transferred from digesRve tr...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course NPB NPB 101 taught by Professor Weidner/wingfield during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online