Definition of Endopeptidase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any of a group of enzymes, such as trypsin, chymotrypsin, pepsin and elastase, which catalyze the splitting of polypeptide chains. ¹



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Definition of Endopeptidase

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Medical Definition of Endopeptidase

1. An enzyme that cleaves protein at positions within the chain. Formally, the enzymes are peptidyl peptide hydrolases, more usually known as proteinases or proteolytic enzymes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Endopeptidase

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1. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Neutral endopeptidase (NEP) is an enzyme present on the surface of the cells containing receptors for neuropeptides (for example, airway epithelial, ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... to cigarette smoke on the airway responses to substance P in anesthetized guinea pigs and on the activity of airway neutral endopeptidase (NEP). ..."

3. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Neutral endopeptidase (NEP) is an enzyme present on the surface of the cells containing receptors for neuropeptides (for example, airway epithelial, ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... to cigarette smoke on the airway responses to substance P in anesthetized guinea pigs and on the activity of airway neutral endopeptidase (NEP). ..."

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