carboxypeptidase E


Also found in: Wikipedia.

carboxypeptidase E

(kar″bok″sē-pep′tĭ-dās″, -dāz″) [ carbo- + ²oxy- + peptidase]
An enzyme that helps synthesize peptide hormones and neuropeptides. An N-terminal truncated protein variant of carboxypeptidase E (CPE-ΔN) influences the growth and metastasis of cancer cells.
References in periodicals archive ?
For many proteins, especially hormones such as insulin, a crucial enzyme called carboxypeptidase E (CPE) marks the end of the assembly line.