USMLE

Trypsin

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Digestive
  1. Gastrin
  2. Pepsin
  3. Amylase
  4. Lipase
  5. Trypsin
  6. CCK
  7. Secretin
  8. GI System
  9. Ingestion
  10. Liver
  11. Bile
  12. Exocrine Pancreas
  13. Endocrine Pancreas
  14. Small Intestine
  15. Large Intestine
  16. GI Nervous Control
  • Trypsin
    • Digestive enzyme produced in pancreas as the precursor trypsinogen 
      • Specific enzyme in a wider class of protein-degrading enzymes, called proteolytic enzymes/proteases/peptidases
    • Activated in duodenum by enteropeptidase (also called enterokinase)
    • Catalyzes the breakdown of proteins in the duodenum by hydrolyzing peptide bonds
      • Trypsin also activates chymotrypsinogen, another pancreatic peptidase, to chymotrypsin