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Mesh term Pepsin A

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Aspartic Acid Endopeptidases

Description

Formed from pig pepsinogen by cleavage of one peptide bond. The enzyme is a single polypeptide chain and is inhibited by methyl 2-diaazoacetamidohexanoate. It cleaves peptides preferentially at the carbonyl linkages of phenylalanine or leucine and acts as the principal digestive enzyme of gastric juice.



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jenkins-FCD Prod-468 69a93cef3257f26b866d455c1d2b2d0f28382f14