Answer to Question #197538 in Biology for Andu

Question #197538

7. What happens during chemical processing in the stomach?


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2021-06-10T01:32:07-0400

During chemical processing in the stomach, hydrochloric acid denatures proteins and provides optimal pH for digestive enzymes. These enzymes (pepsinogen) are transformed into active forms (pepsin) that digest denatured proteins into short peptides and amino acids.


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