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Pepsin A

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The predominant digestive enzyme of gastric juice, derived from pepsinogen A.


Pepsin A is alkali labile, with low specificity, cleaving proteins to smaller chains of polypeptides at peptide bonds, especially near phenylalanyl and leucyl residues. Other forms of pepsin are pepsin B and pepsin C.


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