Zymogen vs Pepsinogen - What's the difference?

zymogen | pepsinogen |


In biochemistry|lang=en terms the difference between zymogen and pepsinogen

is that zymogen is (biochemistry) a proenzyme, or enzyme precursor, which requires a biochemical change (ie hydrolysis) to become an active form of the enzyme while pepsinogen is (biochemistry) a zymogen that is converted into pepsin by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

As nouns the difference between zymogen and pepsinogen

is that zymogen is (biochemistry) a proenzyme, or enzyme precursor, which requires a biochemical change (ie hydrolysis) to become an active form of the enzyme while pepsinogen is (biochemistry) a zymogen that is converted into pepsin by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

zymogen

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (biochemistry) A proenzyme, or enzyme precursor, which requires a biochemical change (i.e. hydrolysis) to become an active form of the enzyme.
  • pepsinogen

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) A zymogen that is converted into pepsin by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach.