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pep·sin

also pep·sine  (pĕp′sĭn)
n.
1. A digestive enzyme found in gastric juice that catalyzes the breakdown of protein to peptides.
2. A substance containing pepsin, obtained from the stomachs of hogs and calves and used as a digestive aid.

[Greek pepsis, digestion (from peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots) + -in.]

pepsin

(ˈpɛpsɪn) or

pepsine

n
(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme produced in the stomach in the inactive form pepsinogen, which, when activated by acid, splits proteins into peptones
[C19: via German from Greek pepsis, from peptein to digest]

pep•sin

(ˈpɛp sɪn)

n.
1. an enzyme, produced in the stomach, that in the presence of hydrochloric acid splits proteins into proteoses and peptones.
2. a commercial preparation containing pepsin, obtained from hog stomachs, used chiefly as a digestive and as a ferment in making cheese.
[1835–45; < Greek péps(is) digestion (pep-, base of péptein to digest + -sis -sis) + -in1]

pep·sin

(pĕp′sĭn)
A powerful enzyme that breaks down proteins in the stomach of vertebrate animals.

pepsin

A protein-digesting enzyme in the stomach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pepsin - an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
gastric acid, gastric juice - digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations

pepsin

[ˈpepsɪn] Npepsina f

pepsin

nPepsin nt

pepsin

[ˈpɛpsɪn] npepsina

pep·sin

n. pepsina, enzima principal del jugo gástrico.

pepsin

n pepsina
References in classic literature ?
Between blasts she resorted to Epictetian philosophy in the form of pepsin chewing gum.
They had curled-hair works for the cattle tails, and a "wool pullery" for the sheepskins; they made pepsin from the stomachs of the pigs, and albumen from the blood, and violin strings from the ill-smelling entrails.
Tenders are invited for RD-Purchase of PEPSIN diagnostic material at a concentration of 1:10 000 NF for the digestive method for performing trichinoscopic examinations in the period 3 / 2018-2 / 2018
The digestive enzyme pepsin begins protein digestion in the stomach, but Webb notes that most protein digestion happens in the small intestine, thanks to other proteases, including trypsin and chymotrypsin, that are secreted by the pancreas.
Green and herbal teas are a good source of polyphenolic compounds such as catechins, which act to increase the activity of pepsin, the digestive enzyme that aids the breakdown of dietary proteins in the stomach.
8 inactivated pepsin, a stomach enzyme that the study authors claim is responsible for the tissue damage caused by reflux.
Pectin in the nanocPECs delayed the hydrolysis of NaCas by pepsin under gastric conditions and made possible the controlled release of most rutin under simulated intestinal conditions.
Peptic ulcer is defined as a circumscribed ulceration of the gastrointestinal mucosa occurring in areas exposed to acid and pepsin and most often caused by Helicobacter pylori infection.
This is why they entrap small insects in the globules formed at the end of the hairs -- which contain formic and benzoic acid that make up the digestive pepsin enzymes which break down the easily assimilated insect proteins.
sup][9] Long-term chronic suction of gastric contents, including gastric acid, pepsin, and bile acid, could damage pulmonary alveolar epithelium, resulting in abnormal tissue repair and eventually pulmonary fibrosis.
Its flagship compound ITV-1 is a suspension of Inactivated Pepsin Fragment, which studies have shown is effective in the treatment of HIV.
A lower pH positively influenced the conversion of pepsinogen to pepsin as pepsin works better in 2 to 3 pH range (Zhao et al.