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Homework Help: physiology

Posted by Anna on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 6:24pm.

Which of the following statements pertaining to protein digestion and absorption is FALSE?

The majority of amino acids and peptides are absorbed in the upper portion of the small intestine.

Protein can enter the GI tract via ingestion or via secretion as enzymes or mucus

Proteins are absorbed as small peptides or amino acids via secondary active transport (co-transported with sodium)

Proteins are broken down by trypsin and chymotrypsin in the stomach, and peptin in the small intestine

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