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proenzyme

 [pro-en´zīm]
zymogen; an inactive precursor of an enzyme.

pro·en·zyme

(prō-en'zīm),
The precursor of an enzyme, requiring some change (usually the hydrolysis of an inhibiting fragment that masks an active grouping) to render it active; for example, pepsinogen, trypsinogen, profibrolysin.
Synonym(s): zymogen

proenzyme

/pro·en·zyme/ (pro-en´zīm) an inactive precursor that can be converted to active enzyme.

proenzyme

(prō-ĕn′zīm′)
n.
The inactive or nearly inactive precursor of an enzyme, converted into an active enzyme by proteolysis. Also called zymogen.

pro·en·zyme

(prō-en'zīm)
The precursor of an enzyme, requiring some change (usually the hydrolysis of an inhibiting fragment that masks an active grouping) to render it active, e.g., pepsinogen, trypsinogen, profibrinolysin.
Synonym(s): zymogen.

proenzyme

A protein that can give rise to an enzyme.

proenzyme

zymogen; an inactive precursor of an enzyme.
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