Recent Examples of lactase from the Web
Drinking milk after your lactase gene is turned off is no fun.
Famous enzymes include lactase, which breaks down milk sugars in those who are lactose tolerant.
However, once the infants are weaned, the lactase-producing gene is turned off.
During fermentation, bacteria break down milk sugars including lactase, turning them into acids and easing digestion for those with lactose intolerance.
To digest lactose requires an enzyme called lactase, which infants of all mammals produce.
This is one cause of lactase deficiency and lactose intolerance.
The strongest signal of selection was a region on Chromosome 2 that contained the LCT gene producing lactase, the enzyme that breaks down the lactose in milk.
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Origin and Etymology of lactase
First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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