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Characterization of all the lipolytic activities in pancreatin and comparison with porcine and human pancreatic juices

Abstract : Porcine pancreatic extracts (PPE), also named pancreatin, are commonly used as a global source of pancreatic enzymes for enzyme replacement therapy in patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. They are considered as a good substitute of human pancreatic enzymes and they have become a material of choice for in vitro models of digestion. Nevertheless, while the global PPE contents in lipase, protease and amylase activities are well characterized, little is known about individual enzymes. Here we characterized the lipase, phospholipase, cholesterol esterase and galactolipase activities of PPE and compared them with those of porcine (PPJ) and human (HPJ) pancreatic juices. The phospholipase to lipase activity ratio was similar in PPJ and HPJ, but was 4-fold lower in PPE. The galactolipase and cholesterol esterase activities were found at lower levels in PPJ compared to HPJ, and they were further reduced in PPE. The enzymes known to display these activities in HPJ, pancreatic lipase-related protein 2 (PLRP2) and carboxylester hydrolase/bile salt-stimulated lipase (CEH/BSSL), were identified in PPJ using gel filtration experiments, SDS-PAGE and LC-MS/MS analysis. The galactolipase and cholesterol esterase activities of PPE indicated that PLRP2 and CEH/BSSL are still present at low levels in this enzyme preparation, but they were not detected by mass spectrometry. Besides differences between porcine and human enzymes, the lower levels of phospholipase, galactolipase and cholesterol esterase activities in PPE are probably due to some proteolysis occurring during the production process. In conclusion, PPE do not provide a full substitution of the lipolytic enzymes present in HPJ.
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Amal Salhi, Sawsan Amara, Pascal Mansuelle, Rémy Puppo, Régine Lebrun, et al.. Characterization of all the lipolytic activities in pancreatin and comparison with porcine and human pancreatic juices. Biochimie, Elsevier, 2019, ⟨10.1016/j.biochi.2019.07.004⟩. ⟨hal-02265768⟩

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