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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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Summary: This report on the plasma protease C1-inhibitors treatment market analyzes the current and future scenario of the global market.
Animals, plants and microorganisms produce protease and have an important role in numerous physiological as well as pathological processes like catabolism of protein, cell growth and migration, blood clotting, estimates of tissue morphogenesis in development, tumor growth and metastasis, inflammation, hormone production, activation of zymogens, and the pharmacologically active peptides from the precursor protein, and that protein transport across the membrane (Sawant & Nagendran., 2014; Souza et al.
Although use of exogenous enzyme blends (i.e., carbohydrases, phytase, and protease) is well-established and widely accepted to improve digestibility of nutrient elements [8,10], use of single proteases is still under investigation for widespread application.
A key determinant of the hydrolysis and efficiency of assimilation of ingested proteins is the presence of the protease enzymes in the digestive tract (Divakaran et al., 2004).
Microbial protease enzymes are widely utilized in most of the industries (Degering et al., 2010; Ramnani et al., 2005), such as in the detergent, food, pharmaceutical, leather, in peptide synthesis (Horikoshii, 1999), etc.
The immature virus releases out from the infected cell and in this process of maturation, protease enzymes cut the raw materials and assemble into a functioning virus [6].
Microorganisms can be used as an excellent source of protease. The incapability of plant and animal proteases to meet the current global enzyme demand increased the interest for the microbial protease.
Accordingly, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of GA on airway epithelial inflammation using a fungal protease allergen to induce epithelial damage, as previously described [17, 18].
The organic extracts of their liquid cultures were evaluated for their inhibition of hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3-NS4A protease. As a result, F.
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