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A pancreatic digestive enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of certain proteins in the small intestine into polypeptides and amino acids.

chy′mo·tryp′tic (-tĭk) adj.


(Biochemistry) relating to chymotrypsin
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It is formulated with a high-purity recombinant trypsin, free of chymotryptic activity, to ensure high fidelity digestion.
Molecular cloning of acDNA that encodes a serine protease with chymotryptic and collagenolytic activities in the hepatopancreas of the shrimp Penaeus vannameii (Crustacea, Decapoda).
FLG has several site-specific functions governed by the program of epidermal terminal differentiation in which a number of proteases are involved, such as corneum trypsin- and chymotrypsin-like enzymes (stratum corneum tryptic enzyme/kallikrein 5 [KLK5] and stratum corneum chymotryptic enzyme/KLK7),[sup][9],[10],[11] channel-activating serine protease1 (CAP1),[sup][12] matriptase (coded by ST14),[sup][12] and cysteine protease caspase-14[sup][13] and their key protease inhibitor lymphoepithelial Kazal-type-related inhibitor (LEKTI) (encoded by serine protease inhibitor Kazal-type 5 gene/ SPINK5 ).
By chymotryptic digestion, myosin can be divided into heads and a tail.
Effect of unpalatable diets, food restriction and saccharin-adulterated diet on tryptic, chymotryptic, and amylolytic activity in pancreas, intestine and feces of rats.
Hydrolysis of LLVY-AMC requires the chymotryptic activity of the proteasome, which releases the highly fluorescent aminomethyl coumarin (AMC) moiety that is detected using Tecan Infinite F200 (TECAN-USA, Durham, NC) with the appropriate filter set.
Genetic association between an AACC insertion in the 3'UTR of the stratum corneum chymotryptic enzyme gene and atopic dermatitis.
Primary structure of an allergenic peptide occurring in the chymotryptic hydrolysate of gluten.
The tyrosine-alanine segment present at residue 9 in the sequence of guanylin is the only site absent in Sta and represents a potential chymotryptic site.
The phagocytic activity of macrophages was increased by adding OA 77-84 and OA 126-134 peptides, which were derived by the peptic and chymotryptic digestions of ovalbumin, respectively.
Stratum corneum chymotryptic enzyme: a proteinase which may be generally present in the stratum corneum and with a possible involvement in desquamation.
Skin barrier defects in atopic dermatitis include increased stratum corneum chymotryptic enzyme, increased proteases, decreased maturation of lamellar bodies, and decreased filaggrin.