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pepsin enzyme function

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Good question: The enzymes are not exact, but they act similarly. Papya has been a traditional aid to digestion. However, how equivalent the papaya pepsin is to your ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Digest food: Hydrochloric acid and pepsin are produced in the stomach and help in the digestion of food. Hydrochloric acid also kills most the bacteria that we swa ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Stomach: Chief cells secrete pepsin and parietal or oxyntic cells secrete hydrochloric acid.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pepsin: Pepsin is produced in the stomach in response to protein intake in food. The pesin is a digestive enzyme that the stomach produces in order to digest ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Amino acid links: Pepsin is an enzyme whose zymogen (pepsinogen) is released by the chief cells in the stomach and that degrades food proteins into peptides. Pepsin is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Pepsin: Pepsin operates best in a very acid environment. It's optimal pH is 1.5, which is approximately the same pH as the stomach environment where the acid ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Wrong, sorry...: Pepsinogen (the pro-enzyme of pepsin) is activated at a ph of less than 4 largely due to the action of stomach acid. Beside, a diet devoid of protein ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Pepsin: investigational test
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
PPIs;H2blockers: Proton pump inhibiters like omeprazole, nexium, Prevacid or dexelent by itself or in combination with h2 blockers like ranatadine; Reglan (metoclopram ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
None: Pepsin, the powerful enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins such as those in meat, eggs, seeds, or dairy products in the stomach. Once in the ... Read More
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