Proteolytic Enzyme Act As A Regulator And Modulator

Proteolytic enzymes digest protein by aiding in the digestion process, breaking it down into amino acids. They can be taken as a supplement, but better yet, they can be found naturally in certain foods. A great example is papaya, which contains the proteolytic enzyme papain, a popular meat tenderizer. Enzymes cause biological reactions in the body and are able to be used over and over again, unlike vitamins and minerals. They’re required for every single chemical action that takes place in our body. The digestive system, immune system, bloodstream, liver, kidney, spleen and pancreas — as well as the ability to see, think, feel and breathe — all depend on enzymes. Additionally, enzymes regulate our metabolic function to include stamina, energy levels and immune system functionality. The National Center for Biotechnology Information states that proteases likely arose at the earliest stages of protein evolution as simple destructive enzymes necessary for protein catabolism and the generation of amino acids in primitive organisms. According to Dr. Lauralee there are three major proteolytic enzymes: trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen and procarboxypeptidase, each of which is secreted in an inactive form. There are certain triggers that activate them — however; each of these proteolytic enzymes attacks different peptide linkages.

Proteolytic Enzyme Act As A Regulator And Modulator

The protease enzyme breaks down protein found in meats, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs and cheese and may be helpful for people with food allergies or those who have difficulty to digest protein. Proteolytic enzymes are needed to respond to stresses in the body. When our bodies are stressed, it creates inflammation, and inflammation is the root of most diseases.

By:- Dr.Mamta Joshi
Department of Zoology
Uttaranchal (P.G.) College Of Bio-Medical Sciences & Hospital