protease

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protease

[′prōd·ē‚ās]
(cell and molecular biology)
An enzyme that digests proteins.
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Memapsin 2 is a member of a class of enzymes called aspartic proteases that are well suited to this approach.
Tang has discovered a unique new aspartic protease (an enzyme also known as beta-secretase) called memapsin-2.
Zapaq is also using its work on aspartic proteases as a platform for discovering drugs to treat infectious and cardiovascular diseases.
The researchers call the enzyme Asp 2; it is a member of a class of enzymes known as aspartic proteases.