The ultraviolet absorption spectrum of Northrop's pure crystalline pepsin has been determined. The curve of calculated molecular extinction coefficients is given. There is noted a general resemblance of the absorption curve for pepsin to that for urease and tyrosine; the absorption band is maximum at 2750–2800 Å.µ., minimum near 2500. A slight hump on either side of the peak of the extinction curve may be significant.

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