brush border enzyme


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brush border enzyme

An enzyme produced by the cells of the villi and microvilli (brush border) lining the small intestine.
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Digestive enzymes are very important to metabolize the feed or food containing polypeptide chains in the intestine into simple amino acids and the transport of the amino acids in the intestine is mainly achieved by a brush border enzyme gGT (Smith et al.
In one research were done by [4], demonstrated that the effect of cod liver oil feeding was increasing of intestinal alkaline phosphatase, as there was no change in the activity of another brush border enzyme, Sucrase, under these conditions, that is compatible with our research results.
The brush border enzymes in the microvilli complete the last phase of digestion before the sugars are absorbed into the body.