Definition of Pepsinogen

1. Noun. Precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

Generic synonyms: Enzyme



Definition of Pepsinogen

1. n. The antecedent of the ferment pepsin. A substance contained in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called propepsin.

Definition of Pepsinogen

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A zymogen that is converted into pepsin by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. ¹

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Definition of Pepsinogen

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Medical Definition of Pepsinogen

1. The inactive precursor (42.5 kD) of pepsin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pepsinogen

peppinesses
pepping
peppy
peps
pepsic
pepsin
pepsin a
pepsinate
pepsinated
pepsinates
pepsinating
pepsine
pepsines
pepsinhydrochloric
pepsiniferous
pepsinogen (current term)
pepsinogenous
pepsinogens
pepsins
pepsinuria
pepstatin
pepstatins
peptalk
peptalked
peptalking
peptalks
peptic
peptic-ulcer
peptic cell
peptic digestion

Literary usage of Pepsinogen

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1. Biochemical Catalysts in Life and Industry: Proteolytic Enzymes by Jean Effront (1917)
"Another argument in favor of the existence of a pepsinogen arises from an experiment of Langley. This author compares the resistance to alkali of two ..."

2. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"Experiments on pepsinogen and Pepsin; on Rennet Zymogen and Rennet Ferment. The following experiments are taken from Langley's Directions for his Practical ..."

3. Diseases of the Digestive Organs: With Special Reference to Their Diagnosis by Charles Dettie Aaron (1921)
"pepsinogen and Pepsin.—Through the action of acids, and especially hydrochloric acid, pepsinogen is converted into active pepsin. ..."

4. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of laboratory methods, for students by Charles Edmund Simon (1902)
"As pepsin is formed from pepsinogen through the agency of a free acid, its presence, in the absence of organic acids in notable' quantities, indicates at ..."

5. A Non-computer Approach to the Critical Path Method for the Construction by John Walker Fondahl (1905)
"Pepsin and pepsinogen.—Pepsin, the proteolytic ferment of the gastric juice, ... Upon this fact depends the detection of pepsin and pepsinogen. ..."

6. Diseases of the Stomach by Ismar Boas (1907)
"The pepsinogen, the specific product of the chief cells of the glands in the ... In this statement, the practical test for pepsine and pepsinogen is given. ..."

7. A Manual of Clinical Chemistry, Microscopy, and Bacteriology by Martin Klopstock, Albert Kowarsky (1912)
"Pepsin and pepsinogen.—Pepsin, the proteolytic ferment of the gastric juice, ... The conversion of pepsinogen into active pepsin is produced with special ..."

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