exopeptidase

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ex·o·pep·ti·dase

 (ĕk′sō-pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of single amino acids from the end of a polypeptide chain.

exopeptidase

(ˌɛksəʊˈpɛptɪˌdeɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any proteolytic enzyme, such as erepsin, that acts on the terminal bonds in a peptide chain. Compare endopeptidase
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Exopeptidases, such as Flavorpro[TM] 937MDP can be used to control bitterness by removing these bitter-tasting peptides.
This avoids MS analysis and interpretation of extremely complex peptide mixtures that might otherwise result from degradation by the omnipresent exopeptidases.
These results showed that Alcalase which is an endopeptidases can produce higher amount of peptides with smallest molecular size compared to Flavourzyme which is an exopeptidases.
Exopeptidases have also been shown to play an important role in petal senescence and the levels of exopeptidase and endopeptidase activities have been found to be developmentally regulated (Mahagamasekera & David, 2001).
Glutalytic contains both endopeptidases and exopeptidases to create the correct endopeptidase cleavage pattern near the long chain amino acids that need to be hydrolyzed by the exopeptidase, producing rapid degradation of gluten.
The exopeptidases showed peaks in the midgut gland during intermolt.