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Medical Term:

leupeptin

Pronunciation: lu-pep'tin

Definition: One of several modified tripeptide protease inhibitors from Streptomyces sp. that inhibits cathepsin B, papain, trypsin, plasmin, and cathepsin D. The most commonly used leupeptin is N-acetylleucylleucylarginal.

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