Low Levels of Enzymes

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What are Enzymes and what role they have?

Enzymes are proteins the Vital forces of nature - the primary constituents of living things. Their role is to ensure that biochemical reactions within our cells are run. Without them, those reactions simply wouldn’t occur or would run too slowly to sustain life.

They are indispensable in cell regulation, generate movement, muscle contraction. They are active in all major functions (metabolism), such as cellular respiration, new tissue, replacement of old tissue, disposal of waste materials, digestive processes, reproduction, muscle contraction, and energy consumption, and are produced intracellular.

An important function of them is in the digestive systems. Proteins such as amylases and proteases break down large molecules (starch or proteins, respectively) into smaller ones, so they can be absorbed by the intestines.

Without proteins, metabolism would not exist.Their importance is shown by the fact that a lethal illness can be caused by the malfunction of just one type of protein out of the thousands of types present in our bodies.

When you go to the hospital after a chest pain your doctor might request an protein test or a CPK test. But what is this? Did you ever think about it? OK now I am going to tell you more about it.

You don't need to have huge medical knowledge to understand this. All these are protein based diagnostic, tests designed to identify a certain disease condition. As you know the human body is made up of billions of cells.

Each and every cell is a fluid filled bag. Plasma membrane serves as the boundary of this bag. As long as it is healthy it keeps everything with inside the cell without allowing escaping. With in these cells there are enzymes, which catalyze various biochemical reactions.

But when the cell is injured these proteins come out. Then these diffuse through the extra cellular space and contaminate the blood. So when a blood sample is taken this elevated cellular protein levels can be detected. As certain "protein" are specific for certain organs the doctors can detect the affected organ.

Now that we know what are this essential proteins in our body, where we can find them in order to balance our body for it’s better function?

Artturi Virtanen (1895-1973, chemist and recipient of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), showed that proteins in uncooked foods are released in the mouth when vegetables are chewed. It is believed that these interact with other substances, notably the proteins produced by the body itself, to aid the digestion process.

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