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A serine endopeptidase secreted by the pancreas as its zymogen, CHYMOTRYPSINOGEN and carried in the pancreatic juice to the duodenum where it is activated by TRYPSIN. It selectively cleaves aromatic amino acids on the carboxyl side.

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.277.656.300.760.176, D08.811.277.656.959.350.176

MeSH Unique ID: D002918

Registry Number: EC

Entry Terms:

  • Alphacutanée
  • Alpha-Chymotrypsin Choay
  • Avazyme

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