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Unformatted text preview: • Boiled lipase doesn’t work and it doesn’t work in ph 2 • Need bile salts for higher effectiveness of lipase; and doesn’t work well in ph 9; normal at ph 7 • Bile salts emulsify, breaking down lipids into smaller droplets, increasing their surface areas so lipase can work on them since lipase only works on surfaces of lipid droplets because lipids are water insoluble and lipase is hydrolytic like all other digestive enzymes • Bile salts also form micelles that help absorb products of lipid digestion: fatty acids and monoglycerides...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course PHYSIOLOGY 200 taught by Professor Kee during the Winter '10 term at Waterloo.
- Winter '10