Chymotrypsin is secreted by the pancres and passed into the intestine. The optimal pH for this enzyme is 7.8. If a patients pancreas cannot manufacture chymotrypsin, would it be possible to supply it orally? What happens to chymotrypsin's activity during passage through the gastrointestinal tract?

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Chymotrypsin is secreted by the pancres and passed into the intestine. The optimal pH for this enzyme is 7.8. If a patients pancreas cannot manufacture chymotrypsin, would it be possible to supply it orally? What happens to chymotrypsin's activity during passage through the gastrointestinal tract?

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Chymotryspin is an enzyme used to break down the protein in the small intestine.  Trypsin is  used to convert it into active form. ...

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