serine protease

(redirected from Serine endopeptidase)

serine protease

[¦se‚rēn ′prōd·ə‚ās]
(cell and molecular biology)
A family of endopeptidases whose proteolytic activity involves the hydroxy group of the serine residue; they play an important role in digestion, blood clotting, and the complement system.
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