Origin of proenzyme
Also called zymogen.
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When in this stage, the compound is known as "proenzyme," or "zymogen."The Chemistry of Plant Life
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- the inactive form of an enzyme; zymogen
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- The inactive or nearly inactive precursor of an enzyme, converted into an active enzyme by proteolysis.zymogen
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