What Does Lipase Do?


The body uses the lipase enzyme to break down lipids, commonly called fats. It is mainly produced in the pancreas in humans, and facilitates the absorption of fats by the intestines. Lipase is also found in plants, animals, bacteria and yeast and has a significant number of uses, both physiological and industrial.
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Lipase refers to an enzyme which catalyses the formation or breakdown of fats to fatty acids which are in a more absorbable structure. This usable form is then absorbed easily in the intestines without any hindrance.
A lipase is an enzyme that speeds up the breakdown of fats and fatty acids to alcohol and glycerol. The enzyme is found in the pancreatic part of the digestive system. A lipase is soluble in water and comprises a subclass of the esterase.
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