UROPEPSIN

Excerpts from Bender, Arnold E. 1990. Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology. Butterworths, Boston.
Proteolytic enzyme in urine; produced by acidification of uropepsinogen, which is identical with gastric pepsinogen. Urinary output serves as a measure of the amount of peptic glandular tissue.

 
Modified and compiled for the FOOD RESOURCE, Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012.