Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pancreas is a long,
narrow leaf like
digestive gland. It is
both exocrine and
endocrine (Islets of
Langerhans is seen as
patches on the
pancreas which is
endocrine in function).
Pancreatic juice
contains sodium bi-
carbonate which
neutralizes Hcl and the
enzymes Trypsin,
Chymotrypsinogen,
Carboxypeptidase,
Pancreatic Amylase and
Pancreatic Lipase.
Trypsin – Reduces
proteins and
peptones to
polypeptides.
Chymotrypsinogen
– It is activated by
trypsin to form
active enzyme. It
digests milk
protein.
Carboxypeptidase
– It acts on
polypeptides and
converts into
amino acids.
Pancreatic
amylase – It
hydrolyses starch
into maltose and
glucose.
Pancreatic lipase –
It breaks down
fats into fatty
acids and glycerol.