Protease

A protease (also termed peptidase or proteinase) is any enzyme that conducts proteolysis, that is, begins protein catabolism by hydrolysis of the peptide bonds that link amino acids together in the polypeptide chain forming the protein.

Read more about Protease:  Occurrence, Inhibitors, Degradation, Protease Research

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Subtilisin - Nomenclature
... subtilisin GX, subtilisin E, subtilisin BL, genenase I, esperase, maxatase, thermoase PC 10, protease XXVII, thermoase, superase, subtilisin DY ...
TMPRSS2
... Transmembrane protease, serine 2 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the TMPRSS2 gene ... This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the serine protease family ... a receptor class A domain, a scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domain and a protease domain ...
LEKTI - Structure and Function
... LEKTI is a large multidomain serine protease inhibitor expressed in stratified epithelial tissue ... into smaller, functional fragments by the protease furin ... force the molecule into a rigid conformation that enables the protein to interact with a target protease via an extended beta-sheet ...
Protease Research
... The field of protease research is enormous ... For a look at current activities and interests of protease researchers, see the International Proteolysis Society web page ...
Pol (HIV) - Protease
... A protease is any enzyme that cuts proteins into segments ... do not produce their proteins in their final form, but as larger combination proteins the specific protease used by HIV cleaves these into separate functional units ... Protease inhibitor drugs block this step ...