Major Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes:

Enzymes are globular proteins that control biological reactions. Digestive enzymes speed up the breakdown of food molecules into their ‘building block’ components. These reactions occur outside of the cells lining the gut. Enzymes are classified according to the type of chemical reaction catalyzed. Enzymes are large protein molecules and function optimally at a definite pH and temperature.

Another unique property is that they are extracellular enzymes that mix with food as it passes through the gut. The digestive enzymes of our body are mentioned below: