pancreatic elastase


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pancreatic elastase

/pan·cre·at·ic elas·tase/ (e-las´tās) an endopeptidase catalyzing the cleavage of specific peptide bonds in protein digestion; it is activated in the duodenum by trypsin-induced cleavage of its inactive precursor proelastase. In humans the form expressed is p. e. II.
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