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Any of several extracellular enzymes produced by bacteria of the genus Bacillus that catalyze the breakdown of proteins into polypeptides and are widely used in detergents and cleaning products.

[New Latin (Bacillus) subtīlis, bacterial species to which were assigned the bacteria from which a subitilisin was first isolated (now known to be B. amyloliquefaciens); see subtilin + -in.]


any of various protease enzymes originally derived from Bacillus subtilis
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Keywords: aprE gene, Bacillus subtilis, Subtilisins
Results: The results demonstrated that aprE gene would not be able to produce further active subtilisin E.
Like the subtilisins, the trypsins are inducible by environmental cues [27, 28].
solani isolate from tomato in medium, containing heat-stable potato proteins, due to the presence among these proteins of a large amount trypsin and subtilisin inhibitors [34, 35].
Secreted subtilisins of Microsporum canis are involved in adherence of arthroconidia to feline corneocytes.
Secreted subtilisin Sub3 from Microsporum canis is required for adherence to but not for invasion of the epidermis.
They implanted each gene version into a host bacterium, cultured the critters, and compared the subtilisins excreted by the bacterial colonies.
In nature, subtilisin breaks apart the chains of amino acids that make up certain proteins.
These different subtilisins may play different roles in pathogenicity increasing the scale of adaptability to the host, or having different survival functions in several habitats under extreme ecological conditions (BAGGA et al.
withdrawal of 16 OESs: clichlorvos, divinylbenzene (mixed isomers), furfuryl alcohol (FA), glycerol trinitrate, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen monoxide, sulphur dioxide, propylene dinitrate, ethylene dinitrate, subtilisins, sulphuric acid and five glycidyl ethers (2,3-epoxpropyl ethers).
The subtilisin protease family Pr1 is the main enzyme produced by entomopathogenic fungi during the infection process, although the trypsin- like protease Pr2 is the first to appear during in vitro growth on the cuticle (Gillespie et al.