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pepsin also pepsine n. A digestive enzyme found in gastric juice that catalyzes the breakdown of protein to peptides.

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pH stability and activity curves of pepsin with special reference to
Betaine HCl Pepsin
Betaine HCl Pepsin each vegetable capsule contains. 0 betaine HCl ...................... .............................................................
Pepsin Method and Unit Harmonization
The Effect of ''Healing with Intent" on Pepsin Enzyme Activity
Activity/Stability of Human Pepsin: Implications for Reflux Attributed

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A cure for ailments in 1800s
Long before pharmacies, she carried a wide variety of tiny vials of powders to alleviate her patients' pain and distress, including the following: Dovers Powder, potassium iodine, ipecac, quinine sulphur, opium, pannis, pepsin and more.
Phytase use in poultry diets: Going beyond phosphorus release
This results in increased amounts of intact protein in the small intestine, to which the animal reacts by increasing hydrochloric acid (HCl) and pepsin production.
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PEPSIN, JOSEPH M., Grantville, formerly of Taylor, Saturday, 11:30 am, Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc.
Commentary: Dogs, digestion and delusions
Final digestion occurs in acow's fourth stomach, the abomasum, where specialized glands produce hydrochloric acid and the digestive enzymes pepsin and lipase, which finish breaking down the food into its constituent nutrients.
Making enzymes
Hormones are secreted and acid is produced, activating a powerful enzyme (pepsin) which breaks down proteins. The stomach churns, allowing the acid, enzymes and food to mix well.

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Pepsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pepsin is an enzyme whose precursor form (pepsinogen) is released by the chief cells in the stomach and that degrades food proteins into peptides.
Pepsin - RCSB PDB
The PDB archive contains information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies.
Effects of Antacids on Pepsin
So that pepsin doesn't digest the cell that makes it, it is synthesized and secreted in an inactive form called pepsinogen.
Pepsin - Worthington Enzyme Manual
Pepsin is the principal proteolytic enzyme of vertebrate gastric juice. Its inactive precursor form, pepsinogen, is produced in stomach mucosa.
Enzyme Explorer- Pepsin
Enzyme Explorer- Pepsin is available through Sigma-Aldrich .

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