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Pronunciation: trans-pep'ti-das

Definition: An enzyme catalyzing a transpeptidation reaction; many proteolytic enzymes (trypsin, papain) act as transpeptidases in the course of proteolysis, forming an acylated enzyme as an intermediate in the process; ?-glutamyl transpeptidase.

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