cathepsin

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cathepsin

[kə′thep·sən]
(biochemistry)
Any of several proteolytic enzymes occurring in animal tissue that hydrolyze high-molecular-weight proteins to proteoses and peptones.
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Ultraviolet A enhances cathepsin L expression and enzymatic activity
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Hydrolysis of the FRET substrate by active Cathepsin L results in increase of HiLyte Fluor[TM] 488 fluorescence.
americana has highest activities of dipeptidyl aminopeptidase I (52 nmol/h/mg protein), dipeptidyl aminoepeptidase II (20 nmol/h/mg protein), cathepsin B (622 nmol/h/mg protein), cathepsin L (2409 nmol/h/mg protein) and cathepsin H (49 nmol/h/mg protein) followed by abdomen in the case of first four types of proteases and by head in case of the last type of protease.
Hence capthesin B and soluble proteins manifested elevated activities by 14% and 32%, respectively while dipeptidyl aminopeptidase I, dipeptidyl aminopeptidase II, cathepsin L, cathepsin H and cathepsin D were depleted by 27%, 21%, 66%, 44% and 39%, respectively.