How to use Lipase in a sentence
Lipase breaks down stored fat in the body.
The digestion of fat or oil has not been adequately investigated, but its decomposition in germinating seeds has been found to be due to an enzyme, which has been called lipase.
Bile also emulsifies fats, giving a larger surface area for the action of lipase.
In acute pancreatitis, elevated amylase levels usually parallel levels of another enzyme called lipase.
One caveat, tho, is that lipoprotein lipase and HDL production are probably subject to genetic control.Advertisement
Human milk contains the enzyme lipase which helps the baby digest milk fat more efficiently.
The serum lipase level is more accurate and a better marker for alcoholic pancreatitis.
Both amylase and lipase are sometimes ordered together to diagnose acute pancreatitis.
Other types of drugs, called lipase inhibitors, act on the digestive system to block the absorption of fat.
Marketed as Xenical, this prescription drug is a lipase inhibitor that prevents the absorption of about one-third of ingested fats.Advertisement
That such enzymes are formed in the protoplasm is evident from the behaviour of hyphae, which have been observed to pierce cell-membranes, the chitinous coats of insects, artificial collodion films and layers of wax, &c. That a fungus can secrete more than one enzyme, according to the materials its hyphae have to attack, has been shown by the extraction of diastase, inulase, trehalase, invertase, maltase, raffinase, malizitase, emulsin, trypsin and lipase from Aspergillus by Bourquelot, and similar events occur in other fungi.