a proteolytic enzyme isolated from gastric juice; its precursor is pepsinogen but differs from pepsin in molecular weight and in the amino acid content at the N terminal.
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An alternative term for a human peptidase now termed pepsin C. It is present in the gastric juices of most vertebrates and exhibits a preference for hydrolysis of Tyr-Xaa bonds.
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gastricsinA gastric enzyme, EC 22.214.171.124. Gastricin was also used for peptidase (EC 126.96.36.199) which has been transferred to signal peptidase II (EC 188.8.131.52).
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