serine protease


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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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However, strain RAH1 also possessed the venom serine protease gene (vsp2), which, in C.
PSA is a trypsin-like serine protease and belongs to a family of related genes which are known as the kallikrein-related peptidases.
5), (6) In humans, these antibiotics are inactive as a pro-protein named 18kDa Cationic Antimicrobial Protein (CAP18) until the proteolytic processing by the skin serine protease kallikrein-5 turns it biologically active as 37-amino-acid peptide (LL-37).
A cell membrane bound serine protease was isolated from arterial smooth muscle cells and was shown to increase with in vitro aging of the cells.
Enterokinase or enteropeptidase is a heterodimeric serine protease produced by cells in the duodenal wall.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A previously unknown serine protease forms part of the antibacterial defense arsenal.
Similar reports were observed in Thermostable serine protease producing Streptomyces albidoflavus (Chi-Nam seong and Jung-sung Jo, 2004).
A dimeric 70-kDa chymotrypsin inhibitor with substantial N-terminal sequence homology to serine protease inhibitors was isolated from Acacia confusa seeds.
Lysis was also completely inhibited when serine protease inhibitors Pefabloc, PMSF and C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) were preincubated with RBC bound MBL-MASPs (Fig.
Raritan, NJ) has patented a novel human cDNA, termed PRSS11-L which encodes a polypeptide that belongs to the S2/HtrA serine protease family.

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