The digestive enzymes which are released in inactive forms are called zymogens.
The digestive enzymes which are released in inactive forms are called zymogens. It is necessary to prevent this digestive enzymes from the digestion from the cells that produce them zymogens. A part of the protein blocks the active site of the zymogen enzyme. Cleaving off this peptide activates the enzyme.
The pancreas secretes zymogens. Pepsin are created in the form of pepsinogen, an inactive zymogen. Thank