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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The report provides comprehensive information on the Cathepsin S (EC 3.
We hypothesized that plasma concentrations of cathepsin S and cystatin C would differ between COPD patients, subjects with cough and sputum, and healthy smokers and nonsmokers.
According to the company, MIV-247, which is also entering non-clinical development, is a potent and highly selective inhibitor of cathepsin S, an enzyme shown to be important for the maintenance of the neuropathic pain state, through its action in releasing fractalkine (a pro-inflammatory protein) in areas of the spinal cord important for pain sensation.