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Unformatted text preview: nature the nutrient. Carbohydrates Salivary and pancreatic amylase begin carbohydrate digestion. Enzymes located on the microvilli (brush border) act upon the resulting oligosaccharides , breaking them down into monosaccharides . Absorption into the intestinal epithelial cells occurs by secondary active transport ; the monosaccharides are then transported into the blood by facilitated diffusion . ( See Figure 5 ). Fiber moves through GI tract undigested. Figure 5...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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