zymogen

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any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and require some change (such as the hydrolysis of a fragment that masks an active enzyme) to become active

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It also has been shown that ethanol administration in rats decreases levels of GP-2, a glycoprotein known to stabilize the membranes of zymogen granules (Apte et al.
16) accumulation of reaction product is prominent in the zymogen granules of gut diverticula, the ducts of silk glands and the walls of the air pockets in the book lung (Fig.
Semisulcatus, with the appearance of numerous zymogen granules in the F-cells corresponding to a maximal rate of enzyme discharge into the tubule lumen.
Transport to condensing vacuoles and zymogen granules, J.
On electron microscopy, ductal adenocarcinoma cells contain mucin and lack zymogen granules.