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Enteropeptidase Properties

Enteropeptidase

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Description

 

Enteropeptidase (also called enterokinase) is an enzyme involved in human digestion. It is produced by cells in the duodenum wall, and is secreted from duodenum's glands, the crypts of Lieberkühn, whenever ingested food enters the duodenum from the stomach.Enteropeptidase is a serine protease enzyme (EC 3.4.21.9) which converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin by cleavage at the C-terminal end of the sequence.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 9014-74-8