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How Does Pepsinogen Change into Its Active Form - Biology

Question

How does pepsinogen change into its active form?

Solution 1

Pepsinogen is a precursor of pepsin stored in the stomach walls. It is converted into pepsin by hydrochloric acid. Pepsin is the activated in the form of pepsinogen.

Pepsinogen  Pepsin + Inactive peptide

(Inactive) (Active)

Solution 2

The proenzyme pepsinogen, on exposure to hydrochloric acid, secreted by oxyntic cells of gastric glands gets converted into the active enzyme pepsin, the proteolytic enzyme of the stomach.

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 NCERT Solution for Biology Textbook for Class 11 (2018 (Latest))
Chapter 16: Digestion and Absorption
| Q 3.4 | Page 267
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