proteolytic enzyme

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Noun1.proteolytic enzyme - 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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Proteolytic enzyme therapy in evidence-based complementary oncology: fact or fiction?
Skin excoriations over her neck, face, and head showed superficial tissue breakdown in keeping with proteolytic enzyme secretions of maggots.
It is often referred to as a proteolytic enzyme, or proteinase.
2) Bromelain: A proteolytic enzyme extracted from pineapple, it stops the allergic cascade and reduces swelling and edema of tissue.
is a selective proteolytic enzyme that cleaves fibronectin, laminin and collagen, three major components of the vitreoretinal interface that play an important role in vitreomacular adhesion.
Maxipro HSP is a unique proteolytic enzyme, or protease, which enables the isolation of valuable protein from animal side streams.
2012) analyzed the specific cellulolytic, amylolytic, and proteolytic enzyme activities in the midgut gland of males and females from each microhabitat fed in the laboratory with Spartina densiflora leaves and sediment, respectively, to detect sex-, food-, and microhabitat-related differences.
This unique proteolytic enzyme blend targets the internal and external peptide bonds that make up the gluten protein," said Scott Ravech, the company's CEO.
2003, "Characterization of proteolytic enzyme activites in macroalga", Eur J Physol.
Natural rubber which contains proteins having a molecular weight of more than 14 kDa, substantially no proteolytic enzyme and its decomposed compounds and substantially no proteins specified by the bands of 14, 31 and 45 kDa by SDS-PAGE and having a nitrogen content of 0.
However, the proteolytic enzyme system decreases as the animal grows older resulting in tough meat.