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Where is trypsin found?

Trypsin is produced in the pancrease as the non-active enzyme trypsinogen. Trypsin breaks down proteins and cleaves their peptide chains at the site of the carboxyl group. Full Answer

How does trypsin gets its name?

Trypsin is one of the 3 proteolytic digestive enzymes produced in the pancreas as Trypsinogen and is activated in the Duodenum. Trypsin derives its name from the Greek word tryein- wear down + (english) pepsin -akin to. Full Answer