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lac·tase

 (lăk′tās′)
n.
An enzyme occurring in certain yeasts and in the intestinal juices of mammals and catalyzing the hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.

lactase

(ˈlækteɪs; -teɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse lactose to glucose and galactose
[C20: from lacto- + -ase]

lac•tase

(ˈlæk teɪs, -ˌteɪz)

n.
an enzyme capable of breaking down lactose into glucose and galactose.
[1890–95]

lac·tase

(lăk′tās′)
An enzyme that is found in the small intestine, liver, and kidneys of mammals and catalyzes the breakdown of lactose into simpler sugars, such as glucose.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lactase - any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
disaccharidase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides
Translations

lac·tase

[MIM*603202]
n. lactasa, enzima intestinal que hidroliza la lactosa y produce dextrosa y galactosa.

lactase

n lactasa
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The understood mechanism of action of RP-G28 for mitigating lactose intolerance symptoms is by increasing lactose-metabolizing bacteria in the colon that compensate for the deficit of endogenous lactase activity.
During digestion, lactose is normally broken down by lactase, an enzyme that is produced in the small intestine.
After eating dairy products that contain this sugar, usually lactase, a digestive enzyme of the small intestine, helps to breakdown this complex sugar into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose.
In people with lactose intolerance, their bodies do not make enough of the enzyme lactase, which is used to break down lactose.
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To help digest lactose, the body produces an enzyme called lactase through the protein lactasephlorizin hydrolase.
More than 30 million Americans who are deficient in the enzyme lactase suffer from a condition known as lactose intolerance, which can cause gastrointestinal problems, such as bloating, cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, stomach ache, abdominal pains--even nausea, and (in severe cases) dehydration.
To make the milk lactose-free, the company adds the enzyme lactase, which breaks the lactose down into two other sugars: glucose and galactose.
The systems were composed of MsP1, glucose oxidase, and, when necessary, acid lactase.