Proteases help provide more complete protein digestion and may help prevent certain food allergies. Broken down further based on where they break down protein chains at, proteases are categorized as either exopeptidases – proteases that break bonds at the ends of polypeptide (protein) chains, such asaminopeptidases and carboxypeptidases – and endopeptidases that break bonds within polypeptide chains, such as protease 4.5 and protease 6.0.
Using different endopeptidases increases the number of chains and the number of chain ends, thus, increasing the amount of work for exopeptidases and liberating more free amino acids more quickly.
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