Definition of "kallikrein" []

  • A type of protease that liberates kinins from kininogens (noun)
  • Any of a set of peptidases, a subgroup of the serine protease family. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kallikrein" in a sentence
  • "The proposed treatment, ecallantide, is designed to partly block an enzyme known as kallikrein involved with the disorder."
  • "Aspirin interferes with chemical mediators of kallikrein system."
  • "They believe plasma kallikrein slows clotting when there is lots of sugar in the blood, although the exact mechanism remains unclear."