enterokinase


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enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin

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Enterokinase or enteropeptidase is a heterodimeric serine protease produced by cells in the duodenal wall.
Trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen in the homogenates were activated with enterokinase at a concentration of 4 mg/ml and incubated at 4[degrees]C for 24 h.
c) A recombinant proform of hK2 with a propeptide mutation in five of seven amino acids with increased stability and reduced activity that, because of the mutation, can be activated by enterokinase (ek-rhK2).
The pancreatic zymogens were activated with purified enterokinase (Sigma, 71K7665) using the procedure described by Glazer and Steer (1977) before determination of trypsin and protease.
The writer declared that because the proteolytic enzyme exists in the pancreas in an inactive form--trypsinogen--that is activated by enterokinase secreted by the small intestine, there was no physiologic basis for the duct-ligation experiment.