Consider the following enzymes:

  1. Pancreatic Lipase
  2. Pepsin
  3. Trypsin
  4. Invertase

Which of the above functions best in an acidic environment?

Answer: [B] 2 & 4

Lipase (Pancreas) and Trypsin functions best in basic environment. Most invertases identified to date have optimal activity at acidic pH, and are intolerant to neutral or alkaline environments, whereas Pepsin functions best under acidic environment.

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