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Pepsinogen is converted to pepsin because of: (DNB Dec-2010)



A Enterokinase
B Trypsin

C Chymotrypsin
D Low pH (Gastric acid)

Ans. D Low pH (Gastric acid)

Gastric acid catalyzes the cleavage of inactive PEPSINOGEN into proteolytically active pepsins, and also provides the low pH required for pepsin activity.

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