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Arginine Carboxypeptidase

A metallocarboxypeptidase that removes C-terminal Lysine and Arginine from biologically active Peptides and Proteins thereby regulating their activity. It is a Zinc enzyme with no preference shown for Lysine over Arginine. Pro-carboxypeptidase U in Human Plasma is activated by Thrombin or Plasmin during clotting to form the unstable carboxypeptidase U.