trypsin

Definitions of trypsin
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n an enzyme of pancreatic origin; catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to smaller polypeptide units

Types:
trypsinogen
inactive precursor of trypsin; a substance secreted by the pancreas and converted to active trypsin by enterokinase in the small intestine
Type of:
enzyme
any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

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