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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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Meanwhile, a gene encoding a kind of neutral protease was cloned and its prokaryotic expression in Escherichia coli was also carried out.
Inhibitory activities were evaluated against their respective protease (bovine trypsin, bovine chymotrypsin and porcine elastase) (Sigma-Aldrich, MO, USA).
These bacteria often produce high capacity of such important enzyme lipase protease and amylase and DNA polymerase, in the biotechnology and industries have many uses [5].
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.
They discuss the groups of matrix proteases in the context of the entire degradome, different classes of proteases, specific cascade systems, and single proteolytic components with defined roles in the extracellular matrix, and their role in health and disease; the fibrinolytic system of plasminogen activation, with respect to enzymology and function in the normal organism, regulators, and the role in cancer invasion and function in ischemic stroke; and the function of the serpin-type inhibitor, protease nexin-1, and its roles in cancer.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A previously unknown serine protease forms part of the antibacterial defense arsenal.
Among different proteases alkaline protease produced by microorganisms are of main interest from a biotechnological perspective, and are investigated not only in scientific fields of protein chemistry, protein engineering but also in applied fields such as detergents, foods, tannery, pharmaceutical industry, leather industry (Kumar and Takagi, 1999), and in Silver recovery from X-ray films.