Protease meaning

prōtē-ās, -āz
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Any hydrolase enzyme, as pepsin or trypsin, that acts as a catalyst in chemical reactions in which a protein is broken down by hydrolysis.
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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.
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(biochemistry) An enzyme that cuts or cleaves proteins.
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Any of various enzymes, including the endopeptidases and exopeptidases, that catalyze the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into peptides or amino acids.
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Any of various enzymes, including the endopeptidases and exopeptidases, that catalyze the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins.
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Origin of protease

  • From prote(in) + -ase.

    From Wiktionary