Urgent question - Bile and Lipase

  1. Dear Sirs,

    i would like to now exactly the role of these two substances in the process of fat digestion.

    1. bile
    2.lipase

    thank you for this lovely site, and i appreciate your kindness and generous to answer me this simple question which confused me a lot.

    with my regards
     
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  3. iansmith

    iansmith 1,430
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    For Lipase,
    This is trick for the future. Any biological compount that finishes by "ase" is always an enzyme. The first portion of the name is descriptive of the function or taget of the enzyme. So lipids are degraded by an enzyme. So lipases break down neutral fats (triglycerides) into glycerol and fatty acids

    For bile, it aids in the digestion and absorption of fats in the intestines and stimulates peristalsis. The role of bile is to break down fat into smaller units so lipases can degraded it.
     
  4. Monique

    Monique 4,699
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    And madams :tongue:

    Welcome to the forums :wink:
     
  5. emulsification of fat

    Dear Sirs,

    i would like to thank you for answering my previous question.

    i have 2 more questions that i need an answer for it:

    1. i need a proper definition for the term "emulsification" of fat
    2. i want a proper distinguish between the artery and the vein in the heart.


    many thanks
     
  6. Moonbear

    Moonbear 12,265
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