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SPECIFICITY OF A LIPASE OF THE INTESTINAL MUCOSA,
TEXAS UNIV DALLAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL SCHOOL
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
Pub. in mono. Biochemical Problems of Lipids, Amsterdam, 1963 p217-22 (Copies available only to DDC users).