"Carboxypeptidase U" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A metallocarboxypeptidase that removes C-terminal lysine and arginine from biologically active peptides and proteins thereby regulating their activity. It is a zinc enzyme with no preference shown for lysine over arginine. Pro-carboxypeptidase U in human plasma is activated by thrombin or plasmin during clotting to form the unstable carboxypeptidase U.
- Carboxypeptidase U
- Thrombin-Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor
- Thrombin Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor
- Arginine Carboxypeptidase
- Carboxypeptidase R
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