lipase lipase

Definition(s):

  • (n) an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream

Usage(s):

  • With triglycerides, an intestinal enzyme known as lipase acts as a kind of molecular scissors, fitting into slots between the fatty acids and snipping them apart.

News

  • Food Enzymes Market Worth $2.3 Billion By 2018

    DALLAS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Food Enzymes Market By Types (Carbohydrase, Protease, Lipase), Applications (Beverages, Dairy, Bakery), Sources (Microorganisms, Plants, Animals), ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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