What are enzymes? What are their features? What functions do they perform? Give examples.

Enzymes are biologically active substances of protein origin that accelerate the decomposition and synthesis of organic compounds. They act in small concentrations, do not enter into the reaction themselves, are biological catalysts, act strictly specifically on certain substances, are synthesized in the digestive glands. Salivary glands produce amylase and glucosidase, which break down carbohydrates, stomach pepsin breaks down proteins, and bile enzymes accelerate the breakdown of fats.

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