- an enzyme in intestinal juice that converts trypsinogen to trypsin
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Another variety is the activating enzymes or kinases such as the enterokinase of the intestine.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
enterokinase(ĕn′tə-rō-kī′nās′, -nāz′, -kĭn′ās′, -āz′)
- An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of the inactive trypsinogen to trypsin.enteropeptidase
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