noun Date: 1936 any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds within the long chains of protein molecules ; protease — compare exopeptidase

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  • endopeptidase — [en΄dōpep′tə dās΄] n. any enzyme, as pepsin, that starts to hydrolyze peptide bonds in the interior of a peptide chain …   English World dictionary

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  • Endopeptidase — Peptidase Coupure protéolytique d une chaîne peptidique Les peptidases (ou protéases ou enzymes protéolytiques) sont des enzymes qui brisent les liaisons peptidiques des protéines. On parle alors de coupure protéolytique ou de protéolyse. Ce… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • endopeptidase — /en doh pep ti days , dayz /, n. Biochem. an enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of a polypeptide or protein at interior positions of the amino acid chain. [1935 40; ENDO + PEPTIDASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • endopeptidase — noun Any of a group of enzymes, such as trypsin, chymotrypsin, pepsin and elastase, which catalyze the splitting of polypeptide chains …   Wiktionary

  • endopeptidase — An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of a peptide chain at points well within the chain, not near termini; e.g., pepsin, trypsin. Cf.:exopeptidase. SYN: proteinase. * * * en·do·pep·ti·dase pep tə .dās, .dāz n any of a group of enzymes that… …   Medical dictionary

  • Endopeptidase — Ẹn|do|pep|ti|da|se [↑ endo (1) u. ↑ Peptidase] svw. ↑ Proteinase …   Universal-Lexikon

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