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pro·te·ase

 (prō′tē-ās′, -āz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes, including the endopeptidases and exopeptidases, that catalyze the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins. Also called peptidase.

protease

(ˈprəʊtɪˌeɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) any enzyme involved in proteolysis
[C20: from protein + -ase]

pro•te•ase

(ˈproʊ tiˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz)

n.
any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic degradation of proteins or polypeptides to smaller amino acid polymers.
[1900–05; prote (in) + -ase]

pro·te·ase

(prō′tē-ās′)
Any of various enzymes that bring about the breakdown of proteins into peptides or amino acids by hydrolysis. Pepsin is an example of a protease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protease - any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
caspase - any of a group of proteases that mediate apoptosis
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin-converting enzyme, ACE - proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
plasminogen activator, urokinase - protease produced in the kidney that converts plasminogen to plasmin and so initiates fibrinolysis
renin - a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure
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protease

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Proteases are very useful in several industrial sectors, such as detergents, leather, food, feed, textile, organic synthesis, pharmaceutical products and silk, for recovery of silver from used X-ray films and for wastewater treatment.
Of all the alkalophilic microorganisms used in industrial applications are separate genus Bacillus are the dominant source of proteases [6].
Desquamation requires the degradation of the corneodesmosomal junctions between corneocytes by various proteases, including serine proteases, which are tightly regulated by protease inhibitors and by the pH of the stratum corneum.
Hospital in Denmark who focuses on protease-dependent tissue remodeling, the interplay of these processes with other cellular functions, and their role in cancer invasion, presents 15 articles by molecular biologists, cancer researchers, and other scientists from Europe, the US, and Canada, who survey the field of proteases in the pericellular and extracellular matrix environment that direct tissue remodeling.
To this end, they release serine proteases - enzymes that cut up other proteins to activate signal molecules.
Proteases are most studied proteins which are important with respect to their applications in both physiological and commercial fields.

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