leupeptin

leupeptin
One of a number of modified tripeptide protease inhibitors from Streptomyces species that inhibits cathepsin B, papain, trypsin, plasmin, and cathepsin D. The most commonly used l. is N-acetylleucylleucylarginal.

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leu·pep·tin lü-'pep-tən n any of a group of tripeptides that inhibit proteases

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