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Synonyms for protease

any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis

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The expression and role of serine-type endopeptidase inhibitors in the differentiation of human skin pigmentation remains elusive.
Proteinases or endopeptidases are protease enzymes that hydrolyze internal peptide bonds in a protein.
The purification and specificity of a neutral endopeptidase from rabbit kidney brush border.
The report provides comprehensive information on the Neprilysin (Neutral Endopeptidase 24.
Lepidoptera: Bombycidae), secretions of the glandula prostatica, which contain an endopeptidase called initiatorin, trigger a cascade of reactions in the apyrene sperm (Osanai et al.
CatB is considered a major lysosomal cysteine protease for the degradation of collagen in soft connective tissues, as it possesses both endopeptidase and exopeptidase activity which differs from other lysosomal cysteine proteases [44].
2] Other less common secondary causes include maternal lupus erythematosus, neonatal antibodies against neutral endopeptidase and drugs such as maternal steroid and chlopheniramine treatment.
Rudakova NL, Balaban NP, Danilova YV, Rudenskaya GN, Sharipova MR (2010) Characteristics of a novel secreted zinc-dependent endopeptidase of Bacillus intermedius.
Matrix metalloprotease (MMP) is an endopeptidase expressed in human urine whenever cancer is present.
22) Some of the same substances that induce SP inhibit neutral endopeptidase (NEP), the enzyme that breaks clown SP.
Circulating adhesion molecules and neutral endopeptidase enzymuria in patients with urolithiasis and hydronephrosis.
8% of soybean and rice, respectively), whereas Alcalase as the strongest endopeptidase in this study can provide the most amount of peptides with small sizes (<4 kDa) (Figure 1).
Flavorpro[TM] 937MDP is an exopeptidase preparation with low levels of endopeptidase activity.
Several other prospective assay formats have also been demonstrated, such as those based on electrochemiluminescence, immuno-polymerase chain reaction (PCR), biosensors, cellular-based assay and endopeptidase activity assay.
In vivo metabolism of brain natriuretic peptide in the rat involves endopeptidase 24.