proteolysis


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pro·te·ol·y·sis

 (prō′tē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into peptides and amino acids, as occurs during digestion.

proteolysis

(ˌprəʊtɪˈɒlɪsɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) the hydrolysis of proteins into simpler compounds by the action of enzymes: occurs esp during digestion
[C19: from New Latin, from proteo- (from protein) + -lysis]
proteolytic adj

pro•te•ol•y•sis

(ˌproʊ tiˈɒl ə sɪs)

n.
the breaking down of proteins into simpler compounds, as in digestion.
[1875–80; proteo- (comb. form representing protein) + -lysis]
pro`te•o•lyt′ic (-əˈlɪt ɪk) adj.

proteolysis

the breaking down or hydrolysis of proteins into simpler compounds, as in digestion. — proteolytic, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proteolysis - the hydrolysis of proteins into peptides and amino acids by cleavage of their peptide bonds
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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Here, we found that myostatin increased the phosphorylation of Smad3 in soleus and EDL muscles and promoted an increase in proteolysis in soleus and a decrease in protein turnover in EDL and C2C12 cell culture.
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Biologists and other scientists from the US, Europe, Brazil, Australia, and China cover chromosome replication, DNA repair, chromosome segregation, cell division, transcription and translation, RNA-mediated regulation, general and regulatory proteolysis, the MreB cytoskeleton, membrane proteins, the cell wall, sporulation, biofilms, multicellularity and social behavior, and competence and transformation.
Ammonia-N in silage is produced by protein breakdown through either plant proteolysis enzymes or microorganisms (Muck, 1988).
It is known that legumes have higher buffering capacities than grasses, which tend to extend fermentation, slow the drop of pH, and increase proteolysis (McDonald et al.
Molasses has been proven to be an effective silage additive by promoting lactic acid bacteria fermentation, reducing silage pH, discouraging clostridia fermentation and proteolysis, and generally decreasing organic matter losses when applied to crops with low water soluble carbohydrates (WSC) (BOLSEN et al.
It is generally accepted that the postmortem proteolysis of cytoskeletal proteins improves meat tenderness and [mu]-calpain plays an essential role in postmortem proteolysis (Camou et al.
The study was aimed to compare the cheddar cheese made from buffalo and cow milk with respect to composition and proteolysis (water-soluble nitrogen, non-protein-nitrogen) during ripening.
Measure of proteolysis was done spectrophotometrically and data of optical density are shown in Table 1.