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Related to trypsin: chymotrypsin
a proteolytic enzyme formed in the intestine by the cleavage of trypsinogen by enterokinase. It is an endopeptidase that hydrolyzes peptides of arginine or lysine.
A proteolytic enzyme formed in the small intestine from trypsinogen by the action of enteropeptidase; a serine proteinase that hydrolyzes peptides, amides, esters, etc., at bonds of the carboxyl groups of l-arginyl or l-lysyl residues; it also produces the meromyosins.
A pancreatic enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to form smaller polypeptide units.
tryp′tic (-tĭk) adj.
A proteolytic enzyme formed from trypsinogen in the small intestine by the action of enteropeptidase; a serine proteinase that hydrolyzes peptides, amides, and esters.
trypsinOne of the digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas as the precursor trypsinogen, that breaks down protein to polypeptide fragments. These are then split further to amino acids by carboxypeptidase from the pancreas and aminopeptidase from the small intestine.
trypsinan endopeptidase enzyme which breaks down PROTEIN into POLYPEPTIDES. It is secreted, as part of the PANCREATIC JUICE, in the form of an inactive precursor, trypsinogen, which is converted to trypsin by ENTEROKINASE secreted in the SMALL INTESTINE.
Proteolytic enzyme formed in small intestine from trypsinogen by action of enteropeptidase; serine proteinase that hydrolyzes peptides, amides, and esters, at bonds of carboxyl groups of l-arginyl or l-lysyl residues.