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Pepsin A (pepsin, lactated pepsin, pepsin fortior, fundus-pepsin, elixir lactate of pepsin, P I, lactated pepsin elixir, P II, pepsin R, pepsin D) is an enzyme. [1]

10 relations: Aromaticity, Catalysis, Chemical reaction, Endopeptidase, Enzyme, Gastric acid, Hydrophobe, Insulin, Pepsin, Vertebrate.


In organic chemistry, the term aromaticity is formally used to describe an unusually stable nature of some flat rings of atoms.

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Catalysis is the increase in the rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of an additional substance called a catalyst.

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Chemical reaction

A chemical reaction is a process that leads to the transformation of one set of chemical substances to another.

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Endopeptidase or endoproteinase are proteolytic peptidases that break peptide bonds of nonterminal amino acids (i.e. within the molecule), in contrast to exopeptidases, which break peptide bonds from end-pieces of terminal amino acids.

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Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysts.

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Gastric acid

Gastric acid is a digestive fluid, formed in the stomach.

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In chemistry, hydrophobicity is the physical property of a molecule (known as a hydrophobe) that is seemingly repelled from a mass of water.

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Insulin (from the Latin, insula meaning island) is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas.

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Pepsin is an enzyme whose zymogen (pepsinogen) is released by the chief cells in the stomach and that degrades food proteins into peptides.

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Vertebrates comprise any species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsin_A

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