Gastric Lipase: Characteristics and Biological Function of Preduodenal Digestive Lipases

  • Margit Hamosh
  • Paul Hamosh
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 266)


In this chapter we will discuss gastric lipase and, briefly, other preduodenal lipases with similar function. The emphasis will be on the function of these lipases in the process of fat digestion in health and disease.


Bile Salt Lipase Activity Pancreatic Lipase Medium Chain Fatty Acid Pepsin Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margit Hamosh
    • 1
  • Paul Hamosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsGeorgetown University Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsGeorgetown University Medical CenterUSA

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