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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a large group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptide bonds in the interior of a polypeptide chain or protein molecule.

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  • noun biochemistry Any of a group of enzymes, such as trypsin, chymotrypsin, pepsin and elastase, which catalyze the splitting of polypeptide chains.

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Examples

  • An enzyme formed in the intestine; an endopeptidase that acts on peptide linkages containing lysine or arginine.

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  • An enzyme formed in the intestine; an endopeptidase that acts on peptide linkages containing lysine or arginine.

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  • They are metabolized by three independent inactivating enzymes: amino-peptidase, dipeptidylaminopeptidase, or endopeptidase.

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  • They are metabolized by three independent inactivating enzymes: amino-peptidase, dipeptidylaminopeptidase, or endopeptidase.

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  • They are metabolized by a trypsinlike endopeptidase, carboxypeptidase B, and endo-oligopeptidase A.

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  • They are metabolized by a trypsinlike endopeptidase, carboxypeptidase B, and endo-oligopeptidase A.

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  • Stathopoulos C (1998) Structural features, physiological roles, and biotechnological applications of the membrane proteases of the OmpT bacterial endopeptidase family: a micro-review.

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  • Hajdusek O, Dvorak J, Sajid M, Franta Z, et al. (2007) IrAE: an asparaginyl endopeptidase (legumain) in the gut of the hard tick Ixodes ricinus.

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  • The team's previous work had led them to suggest that an enzyme called 'asparaginyl endopeptidase' (AEP) could potentially be responsible for breaking down L-asparaginase and triggering allergic reactions in some children treated with the drug.

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  • This is also supported by an enrichment of protein functions such as cysteine-type endopeptidase activity, lysozyme activity, or lipase activity.

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