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Describe the process of digestion of protein in stomach.

Answer
The digestion of the proteins starts in the stomach with the help of pepsin. The proenzyme pepsinogen gets converted into the active enzyme pepsin; on exposure to hydrochloric acid. Pepsin converts proteins into proteoses and peptones (peptides).

 begin mathsize 16px style bold Pepsinogen bold space bold rightwards arrow with bold HCl on top bold space bold Pepsin bold space

bold Pepsin bold space bold plus bold Protein bold space bold rightwards arrow bold space bold Proteoses bold space bold plus bold space bold Peptones bold. bold space end style