carboxypeptidase

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carboxypeptidase

[kär‚bäk·sē′pep·tə‚dās]
(biochemistry)
Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a peptide at the end containing the free carboxyl group.
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Development of a fast kinetic method for the determination of carboxypeptidase U using C-terminal arginine containing peptides as substrate.
The gene for human carboxypeptidase U (CPU)--a proposed novel regulator of plasminogen activation--maps to 13814.