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Trypsin Inhibitor, Kazal Pancreatic

"Trypsin Inhibitor, Kazal Pancreatic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A secreted KAZAL MOTIF-containing serine peptidase inhibitor that inhibits TRYPSIN. It is a protein composed of 56 amino acid residues and is different in amino acid composition and physiological activity from the Kunitz bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (APROTININ). It protects against the trypsin-mediated premataure activation of ENZYME PRECURSORS in the PANCREAS. Mutations in the SPINK1 gene are associated with CHRONIC PANCREATITIS.

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