carboxypeptidase

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car·box·y·pep·ti·dase

 (kär-bŏk′sē-pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
n.
Any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal amino acid of a polypeptide from the end that contains a free carboxyl group.
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Carboxypeptidase U (CPU, (1) activated thrombin-activable fibrinolysis inhibitor; EC 3.
Carboxypeptidase U (TAFIa) prevents lysis from proceeding into the propagation phase through a threshold-dependent mechanism.
3; also known as lysine carboxypeptidase, kininase I, anaphylatoxin inactivator, or plasma carboxypeptidase B) and the more recently identified carboxypeptidase U (CPU; EC 3.