Pepsin

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What is Pepsin?

Pepsin is a powerful enzyme in gastric juices, that digests proteins such as those in seeds,eggs,meat,or dairy products.

Fun Fact: Pepsin can be found in "Pepto Bismol"

What structure or shape is pepsin?

Pepsin is shaped as a group of molecules fused together. They help break down enzymes from food. Source: "https://pdb101.rcsb.org/motm/12"

What happens if the protein isn't present?

If pepsin wasn't present in our stomachs we wouldn't be able to digest proteins.

Is Pepsin Structural?

Yes, Pepsin contains a pair of asparate residues which break peptide bonds next to aromatic amino acids such as tyrosine.