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protease (peptidase; proteinase; proteolytic enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids, a process known as proteolysis. Examples are pepsin and trypsin. Several proteases, acting sequentially, are normally required for the complete digestion of a protein to its constituent amino acids. See also acid protease.

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protease An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of the peptide bonds of proteins and peptides. There are two types: endopeptidases (proteinases) primarily attack interior peptide bonds, while exopeptidases act on those adjacent to a free amino or carboxyl group.

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protease An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of the peptide bonds of proteins and peptides. There are 2 types: endopeptidases (proteinases) primarily attack interior peptide bonds; exopeptidases act on those adjacent to a free amino or carboxyl group.

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pro·te·ase / ˈprōtēˌāz; -ˌās/ • n. Biochem. an enzyme that breaks down proteins and peptides.

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protease (proh-ti-ayz) n. any enzyme that catalyses the splitting of a protein.

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