Glycerol-ester hydrolase from human small intestine and its possible role in the degradation of neutral lipids.

A glycerol-ester hydrolase has been characterized and partially purified (23-fold) from human small intestine. A pancreatic origin was excluded through the use of an immunoserum directed against human pancreatic juice, while a pharyngeal (gastric) origin was unlikely owing to the optimum pH range of activity of the gastric enzyme as compared to that of the… CONTINUE READING