lactase


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any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose

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People have varying levels of lactase enzyme production, which causes varying levels of LI, and certain foods are better tolerated by some than others.
The enzyme lactase is located in the lining of the small intestine known as the intestinal villi.
As babies, we all produce lactase to allow us to break down the lactose in our mother's milk.
Primary lactase deficiency, which may occur when a person reaches adulthood, is common among Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans (Huether, 2016).
Lactose intolerance, in which the body does not produce enough lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose--milk sugar), may benefit from lactase supplementation.
INTRODUCTION: Adult type hypolactasia develops due to decreased activity of the enzyme lactase phlorizin hydrolase and stops its synthesis in mammals after the weaning period.
Lactose intolerance, caused by your small intestine being unable to break down lactase, an enzyme found in dairy foods.
Cow's milk is great if you are a calf, as a calf (and many other young animals) has sufficient lactase to break down the relatively large amount of lactose present in milk.
These mutations cause the intestinal enzyme lactase -- which digests lactose milk sugar during infancy -- to continue to be produced long after weaning.
People like you who have milk intolerance have lactase deficiency, hence, the lactose in the milk you ingest passes as is to the colon where it is fermented by bacteria.
These nonabsorbable disaccharides are hydrolyzed to absorbable monosaccharides by disaccharidase enzymes present in the small-intestinal mucosa: lactase, sucrase, maltase, and isomaltose, respectively.
2 EARLY humans lacked the gene lactase before then which enables adults to digest milk | Cows produce of all milk in Europe without bloating or sickness.
Dr Lavine said manipulation of bacterial populations in the gut may reduce the amount of gas produced by virtue of reducing lactose malabsorption, adding that this problem of lactose malabsorption can be easily resolved by providing lactase to infants who are lacking, by way of commercially available infant drops.
DSM's patent application for Maxilact[R] lactase, which is free from arylsulfatase, has been granted in Europe.