Trypsin is a proteolytic enzyme formed from trypsinogen, when it is cleaved by the actions of peptidase. Trypsinogen is formed in the pancreas, while the conversion to trypsin takes place in the small intestines where trypsin acts to help digest proteins.
Trypsin is partial to cleaving proteins at arginine
and lysine amino acid
residues. As a proteolytic enzyme, trypsin is found in digestive aids and other formulation where this enzymatic activity is desired.