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Related to aminopeptidase: leucine aminopeptidase
Enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of a peptide, removing the amino acyl residue at the amino end of the chain (that is, an n-exopeptidase); found in intestinal secretions.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
aminopeptidase(ə-mē′nō-pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′, ăm′ə-)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal peptide bond of a polypeptide from the end that contains a free amino group.
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aminopeptidaseAny of the hydrolases–enzymes, which catalyze the removal of amino terminal amino acids or dipeptides from a protein or peptide
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
[EC sub-group 3.4.11] Enzyme catalyzing the breakdown of a peptide, removing the aminoacid at the amino end of the chain (i.e., an exopeptidase); found in intestinal secretions.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
aminopeptidasean enzyme that catalyses the sequential hydrolysis of amino acids in a polypeptide chain from the N-terminal.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005