- a proteolytic enzyme of the pancreatic juice, capable of converting proteins into peptone.
Origin of trypsin
Examples from the Web for trypsin
The second enzym to be considered in the pancreatic juice is trypsin.Encyclopedia of Diet
It is digested by trypsin and slowly destroyed by the fat solvent anæsthetics, such as chloroform.
Luciferase is destroyed only by pepsin (probably), trypsin, erepsin, and something in spleen and liver extract.
Thus, in experiments168 on blood-fibrin it was found that, while a solution of trypsin containing 0.5 per cent.On Digestive Proteolysis
R. H. Chittenden
The pepsin of the gastric juice and the trypsin of the pancreas split the native proteins only to peptones.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
- an enzyme occurring in pancreatic juice: it catalyses the hydrolysis of proteins to peptides and is secreted from the pancreas in the form of trypsinogenSee also chymotrypsin
Word Origin and History for trypsin
chief digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice, 1876, apparently from Greek tripsis "rubbing" + chemical suffix -in (2). Said to be so called because it first was obtained by rubbing the pancreas with glycerin.
- An enzyme of pancreatic juice that hydrolyzes proteins into smaller polypeptide units.
- An enzyme that aids digestion by breaking down proteins. It is produced by the pancreas and secreted into the small intestine, where it catalyzes the cleavage of peptide bonds connecting arginine or lysine to other amino acids.