Which of the following is the Correct Set of Glands that Secrete Zymogens?

1) Pepsinogen – Chief cells of gastric glands

2) Trypsinogen – Salivary glands

3) Pepsinogen – Oxyntic cells of gastric glands

4) Chymotrypsinogen – Brunner’s glands

Answer:1) Pepsinogen – Chief cells of gastric glands

Explanation: Pepsinogen is a zymogen or inactive enzyme secreted by chief cells of the gastric gland. It is converted into pepsin by the action of HCl. It is a proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyses proteins to peptones and proteoses.

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