enteropeptidase


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enteropeptidase

 [en″ter-o-pep´tĭ-dās]
an enzyme of the intestinal juice secreted by the duodenal mucosa; it activates the proteolytic enzyme of the pancreatic juice by converting trypsinogen into trypsin.

en·ter·o·pep·ti·dase

(en'tĕr-ō-pep'ti-dās),
An intestinal proteolytic glycoenzyme from the duodenal mucosa that converts trypsinogen into trypsin (removes a hexapeptide from trypsinogen).
Synonym(s): enterokinase

enteropeptidase

/en·tero·pep·ti·dase/ (en″ter-o-pep´tĭ-dās) an endopeptidase, secreted by the small intestine, which catalyzes the cleavage of trypsinogen to the active form trypsin.

enteropeptidase

(1) Enterokinase, EC 3.4.21.9.
(2) A generic term for "early" pancreatic proteases—e.g., trypsin, chymotrypsin, elastin.

en·ter·o·pep·ti·dase

(en'tĕr-ō-pep'ti-dās)
An intestinal proteolytic glycoenzyme from the duodenal mucosa that converts trypsinogen into trypsin (removes a hexapeptide from trypsinogen).

enteropeptidase

A protein-digesting enzyme in the epithelial lining of the duodenum that converts pancreatic trypsinogen into active trypsin. Also known as enterokinase.

enteropeptidase

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enteropeptidase

an enzyme of the intestinal juice which activates the proteolytic enzyme of the pancreatic juice by converting trypsinogen into trypsin.