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(Biochemistry) any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids
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pep•ti•dase(ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids.
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|Noun||1.||peptidase - 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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