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 (ĕn′tə-rō-kī′nās′, -nāz′, -kĭn′ās′, -āz′)
An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of trypsinogen to trypsin. Also called enteropeptidase.


(Biochemistry) an enzyme in intestinal juice that converts trypsinogen to trypsin


(ˌɛn tə roʊˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, -ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz)
an enzyme of the intestinal mucosa that promotes the conversion of trypsinogen into trypsin.
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Noun1.enterokinase - enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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For pBD-2 and cecropin P1 recovery, the purified pBD-2/cecropin P1 fusion peptides were digested with enterokinase (5 units/[micro]g of fusion peptide) to cleave the fusion protein to release the pBD-2 and cecropin P1.
Trypsin is secreted as the zymogen trypsinogen; it is converted in the intestine into the active enzyme trypsin by an enzyme called enterokinase.
15 [micro]g enterokinase (Roche Diagnostics) in 100 [micro]L of 50 mmol L Tris buffer, pH 8.
et al" 1983, "Isolation and Characterization of a specific enterokinase inhibitor from kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) "Biochem.