How enzymes are made in the body?

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I am currently learning about enzymes, their functions (and absent) in the body. For example when someone has lactose intolerance they are lacking of the lactase enzymes, their body is unable to break lactose into glucose.

My question is do we have a limited amount of enzymes in our body or the body is continuously producing it?

If we have limited amount that means once we lose it, its gone forever and that happened to the people with lactose intolerance. Or our body is continuously producing it and the people who has this kind of problem is actually have misfunctioning organs/organisms.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Enzymes are a special kind of protein, or a class of proteins. They are produced the same way any other protein in the body is produced, mRNA is read by a ribosome and a polypeptide is made. The ribosome does this by reading mRNA, which was copied from the blueprints of the DNA in the cell nucleus. As long as the blueprints ~~don’t become damaged~~ keep getting coppied properly, the cell will be able to keep producing enough enzyme as long as the cell is alive.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Enzymes are a special kind of protein, or a class of proteins. They are produced the same way any other protein in the body is produced, mRNA is read by a ribosome and a polypeptide is made. The ribosome does this by reading mRNA, which was copied from the blueprints of the DNA in the cell nucleus. As long as the blueprints ~~don’t become damaged~~ keep getting coppied properly, the cell will be able to keep producing enough enzyme as long as the cell is alive.

Anonymous 0 Comments

The body makes enzymes, but they don’t last long, they are generally large complex protein structures; different parts of the body are responsible for different enzymes, normally located near where they are needed. So if that part of the body is missing or malfunctioning the enzyme isn’t produced.

Anonymous 0 Comments

The body makes enzymes, but they don’t last long, they are generally large complex protein structures; different parts of the body are responsible for different enzymes, normally located near where they are needed. So if that part of the body is missing or malfunctioning the enzyme isn’t produced.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Enzymes are just a type of protein. If you are lacking the enzyme, your body isn’t producing it. If you aren’t producing it, then you either lack the gene, the gene is damaged, or the gene is turned off.

Adult onset lactose intolerance is usually the result of the lactase producing gene being switched off in adulthood. Being able to digest lactose in adulthood is actually a mutation that prevents the gene from being turned off.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Enzymes are just a type of protein. If you are lacking the enzyme, your body isn’t producing it. If you aren’t producing it, then you either lack the gene, the gene is damaged, or the gene is turned off.

Adult onset lactose intolerance is usually the result of the lactase producing gene being switched off in adulthood. Being able to digest lactose in adulthood is actually a mutation that prevents the gene from being turned off.