leucine aminopeptidase

noun

Medical Definition of leucine aminopeptidase

: an aminopeptidase that cleaves terminal amino acid residues and especially leucine from protein chains, is found in all bodily tissues, and is increased in the serum in some conditions or diseases (as pancreatic carcinoma)

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“Leucine aminopeptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leucine%20aminopeptidase. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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