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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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Professor Dallas Swallow, from the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at UCL, added: "It is only within the last several thousand years that genetic mutations arose in Europe, East Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula that allowed lactase to persist into adulthood, a genetic trait that enables lifelong milk consumption.
Lacto-Freedom(TM) solves the problem by adding lactase digesting bacteria to the intestinal lining, in some cases completely preventing the unpleasant symptoms.
Lactose intolerance, caused by your small intestine being unable to break down lactase, an enzyme found in dairy foods.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of DSM leading the lactase market.
Tolerase[TM] L, a highly effective digestive aid for people that suffer from lactose intolerance is an acid lactase that converts lactose, a milk sugar naturally present in dairy products, into glucose and galactose.
2 EARLY humans lacked the gene lactase before then which enables adults to digest milk | Cows produce of all milk in Europe without bloating or sickness.
Dr Lavine said manipulation of bacterial populations in the gut may reduce the amount of gas produced by virtue of reducing lactose malabsorption, adding that this problem of lactose malabsorption can be easily resolved by providing lactase to infants who are lacking, by way of commercially available infant drops.
This research is the basis for all the LACTAID products, which include an assortment of lactosemodified dairy foods and lactase in liquid and tablet form for home use.
Lactase deficiency is an example of food intolerance.
Yogurts are very well tolerated because they contain a lactase that helps digest lactose in the intestine.