Question

Amylopsin and Rennin are carbohydrates and protein-digesting enzymes respectively. Amylopsin acts in ____ medium and Rennin acts in ____ medium.

A

Acidic only

B

Alkaline and acidic

C

Acidic and alkaline

D

Slightly acidic and acidic

Medium
Solution
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Correct option is B)

Amylopsin is an enzyme which is called the amylase of the pancreatic juice.This enzyme helps in the conversion of starch to sugar. This enzyme has a pH of around 2 to 3 which falls under the acidic range. Is activated in alkaline pH.

 Rennin is a protein digesting enzyme. It helps in curdling and coagulation the milk. It is found in the gastric juice of the stomach in the newborns as it helps in the digestion of milk protein.
 This is rennin in hormone activates in an acidic medium. It will lose its activity is the pH is higher than 7.
 So, the correct option is B.




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