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what is lactase?
(June 14, 2007)

Lactose or milk sugar is broken down by an enzyme, known as lactase. It is a protein which performs the action of breaking lactose into two molecules, galactose and glucose. It belongs to the beta-galactosidase enzyme family. Deficiency results in lactose intolerance. It is primarily seen in the brush border membrane of the intestinal villi.

Submitted by R K on June 14, 2007 at 07:52


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