aminopeptidase

noun

ami·​no·​pep·​ti·​dase ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce aminopeptidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides by acting on the peptide bond next to a terminal amino acid containing a free amino group

Examples of aminopeptidase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Changes in the code for one gene stood out: ERAP2, which encodes a protein called endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 2. Byann Gibbons, science.org, 19 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aminopeptidase was in 1935

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“Aminopeptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminopeptidase. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

aminopeptidase

noun
ami·​no·​pep·​ti·​dase ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce aminopeptidase (audio)
: an enzyme (as one found in the duodenum) that hydrolyzes peptides by acting on the peptide bond next to a terminal amino acid containing a free amino group
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