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How is our gut lining protected from its own secretions of proteases?

How is our gut lining protected from its own secretions of proteases?

Grade:11

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Simran Vinaik
askIITians Faculty 1231 Points
3 years ago
Digestive system tract lining is protected from its own secretion of proteases. You would have noticed that most of the proteases are secreted in inactive form called as Zymogen. So they do not act on gut lining. Gut also secretes mucus which protects the gut lining.

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