exopeptidase
noun Date: 1936 any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds formed by the terminal amino acids of peptide chains ; peptidase — compare endopeptidase

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  • Exopeptidase — An exopeptidase is an enzyme produced in the pancreas that catalyses the removal of an amino acid from the end of a polypeptide chain. Exopeptidase cleaves the end of a polypeptide chain. Aminopeptidase, an enzyme in the brush border of the small …   Wikipedia

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  • Exopeptidase — Exopeptidasen sind Enzyme aus der Gruppe der Peptidasen. Peptidasen spalten Proteine durch Hydrolyse der Peptidbindungen. Im Gegensatz zu den Endopeptidasen spalten die Exopeptidasen nur endständige Peptidbindungen der Aminosäuresequenz. Als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • exopeptidase — Peptide hydrolases of the class EC3.4 that cleave the N or C terminal amino acid from a peptide …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • exopeptidase — /ek soh pep ti days , dayz /, n. Biochem. any enzyme that catalyzes the removal of an amino acid from the end of a polypeptide chain. Cf. endopeptidase. [1935 40; EXO + PEPTIDASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • exopeptidase — noun Any of a group of enzymes which catalyze the removal of a single amino acid from the end of a polypeptide chain …   Wiktionary

  • exopeptidase — An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the terminal amino acid of a peptide chain; e.g., carboxypeptidase. Cf.:endopeptidase. * * * exo·pep·ti·dase pep tə .dās, .dāz n any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds formed by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Exopeptidase — Ẹ|xo|pep|ti|da|se [↑ exo (1)]: svw. ↑ Peptidase (2) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • exopeptidase — exo·peptidase …   English syllables

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