Role of pancreatic juice in digestion of proteins.
The pancreatic juice contains inactive enzymes – trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, procarboxypeptidases, amylases, lipases and nucleases.
i. Proteins, proteoses and peptones in the chyme reaching the intestine are acted upon by the proteolytic enzymes of pancreatic juice.
ii. Carbohydrates in the chyme are hydrolysed by pancreatic amylase into disaccharides.
iii. Fats are broken down by lipases
iv. Nucleases in the pancreatic juice acts on nucleic acids to form nucleotides and nucleosides.