Accession Number : AD0612553

Title :   SPECIFICITY OF A LIPASE OF THE INTESTINAL MUCOSA,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV DALLAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL SCHOOL

Personal Author(s) : Tidwell,Herbert C. ; Pope,J. Lon ; askins,Roy E. ; McPherson,James C.

Report Date : 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The lipolytic action on triolein, diolein, alpha-monoolein, or beta-monopalmitin emulsions by an enzyme present in a homogenate of rat intestinal mucosa was investigated. Gain or loss of monoglyceride content as a measure of hydrolysis was followed by two methods. The data obtained are in agreement with previous results obtained by following changes in fatty acid content of the enzymatic digests. Little if any di- and triglycerides appeared to be hydrolyzed. The two monoglycerides appeared to be split at similar rates. This enzymatic action of an intestinal lipase on monoglycerides may serve to supplement the digestive action of pancreatic lipase which splits triglycerides into monoglycerides. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROLASES, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES), (*LIPIDS, DECOMPOSITION), INTESTINES, MUCUS, FATTY ACIDS, HYDROLYSIS, REACTION KINETICS, STEREOCHEMISTRY, FATS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE