leucine aminopeptidase

noun

: 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 20 Jul. 2024.

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