any of several intestinal hydrolytic enzymes that remove an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free amino group.

aminopeptidase a·mi·no·pep·ti·dase (ə-mē’nō-pěp’tĭ-dās’, -dāz’, ām’ə-nō-)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal peptide bond at the amino end of a polypeptide.


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