Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by autocatalysis in the presence of hydrochloric acid.

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  • n. A zymogen that is converted into pepsin by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A proenzyme, the antecedent of the enzyme pepsin. A substance contained in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called propepsin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The inactive mother-substance of pepsin. It is transformed into the latter by the hydrochloric acid of the gastric juice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach

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Examples

  • The researchers also looked at markers of inflammation in the participants 'blood called pepsinogen I and II.

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  • The researchers also looked at markers of inflammation in the participants' blood called pepsinogen I and II.

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  • However, once people stopped eating broccoli sprouts, their levels of H pylori and pepsinogen I and II eventually went back to where they were at the beginning of the study.

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  • In 1929 he isolated pepsin in pure crystalline form by techniques which were later used by himself and other workers to crystallize trypsin, chymotrypsin, carboxypeptidase, and pepsinogen.

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  • The low pH also activates the enzyme precursor pepsinogen into the active enzyme pepsin by self-cleavage.

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  • When HCL is at a low, something that happens to most people as they age, then the other component in digesting proteins, pepsinogen wont work properly.

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  • HCL stimulates pepsinogen to turn into pepsin, so it is a crucial part of the digesting proteins process.

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  • H. pylori (Hp), as well as the levels of pepsinogen I (PGI).

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