Consider the following statements about different types of enzymes:

  1. Proteases enzymes catalyze hydrolysis of proteins.
  2. Maltase enzyme catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into sugars
  3. Renin enzyme helps in regulation of blood pressure.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

Second statement is incorrect because amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into sugars. Maltase is used in breakdown of disaccharide maltose. Invertase is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis (breakdown) of sucrose. Lipase is an enzyme released by the pancreas into the small intestine that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats (lipids).

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