noun Date: 1935 an enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and especially polypeptides by splitting off sequentially the amino acids at the end of the peptide chain which contain free carboxyl groups

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  • Carboxypeptidase — (EC number 3.4.16 3.4.18) is an enzyme that hydrolyzes the carboxy terminal (C terminal) end of a peptide bond. Humans, animals, and plants contain several types of carboxypeptidases with diverse functions ranging from catabolism to protein… …   Wikipedia

  • Carboxypeptidase — Carboxypeptidasen Enzymklassifikation EC, Kategorie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • carboxypeptidase — Enzymes (particularly of pancreas) that remove the C terminal amino acid from a protein or peptide. Carboxypeptidase A, (EC will remove any amino acid; carboxypeptidase B (EC is specific for terminal lysine or arginine …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • carboxypeptidase — karboksipeptidazė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Fermentas, atskeliantis C galines aminorūgštis. atitikmenys: angl. carboxypeptidase rus. карбоксипептидаза …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Carboxypeptidase — Les carboxypeptidases (Classification EC : 3.4.16 → 3.4.18) sont des enzymes d origine pancréatique et intestinale présentes dans le duodénum ; elles hydrolysent les polypeptides en enlevant un acide aminé à la fois, en commençant par l …   Wikipédia en Français

  • carboxypeptidase — /kahr bok see pep ti days , dayz /, n. Biochem. any of several digestive enzymes that catalyze the removal of an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free carbonyl group. Cf. aminopeptidase. [CARB + OXY + PEPTIDASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • carboxypeptidase — A hydrolase that removes the amino acid at the free carboxyl end of a polypeptide chain; an exopeptidase. acid c. SYN: serine c.. serine c. a c. of broad specificity for terminal amino acid residues o …   Medical dictionary

  • Carboxypeptidase — Carb|o|xy|pep|ti|da|se [↑ Carboxy u. ↑ Peptidase (2)]: Sammelbez. für Exopeptidasen (Peptid Hydrolasen), die Proteine vom Carboxygruppenende her angreifen u. endständige Aminosäuren ablösen. – Ggs.: Aminopeptidase …   Universal-Lexikon

  • carboxypeptidase — car·box·y·pep·ti·dase …   English syllables

  • carboxypeptidase — /kabɒksiˈpɛptədeɪz/ (say kahboksee peptuhdayz) noun a proteolytic enzyme produced in the stomach. {carb + oxy 2 + peptidase} …   Australian English dictionary

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