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Chymotrysin: Activation of Chymotrypsinogen

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Chymotrypsin is synthesized as its zymogen chymotrypsinogen in the pancreas and activated by tryptic proteolysis and autolysis in the digestive tract (duodenum).

Which of the following describes the importance of this type of regulatory mechanism?

A

Prevents unwanted protein degradation (proteolysis) in the pancreas.

B

Prevents unwanted protein degradation (proteolysis) in the digestive tract.

C

Prevents proteolysis of chymotrypsin itself in the pancreas.

D

Prevents breakdown of DNA encoding chymotrypsinogen in the pancreas.

E

Prevents unwanted protein synthesis in the pancreas.