cathepsin


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to cathepsin: Cathepsin C

cathepsin

[kə′thep·sən]
(biochemistry)
Any of several proteolytic enzymes occurring in animal tissue that hydrolyze high-molecular-weight proteins to proteoses and peptones.
References in periodicals archive ?
Molecular analysis of a novel cathepsin K gene mutation in a Chinese child with pycnodysostosis.
Evidence for a founder mutation in the cathepsin C gene in three families with Papillon-Lefevre syndrome.
Conclusion: The present study reveals significant results for the patients diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma through breast biopsy especially before mastectomy in terms of increased number of metastatic axillary lymph nodes and extranodal tumor invasion by immunohistochemical Cathepsin D stain without any additional invasive intervention.
Jun and Fos knockdown reduces ultraviolet A-induced cathepsin L expression and activity
CmCatD, a cathepsin D-like protease has a potential role in insect defense against a phytocystatin.
I share the disappointment of the endocrinologists in the community who were very hopeful for the cathepsin K class to be the next breakthrough in the management of osteoporosis.
On the other hand, the zymography method proposed by Platt, Randall and Hanjoong [20] for cathepsin detection was used.
The report reviews key players involved in Cathepsin S (EC 3.
van Praag and her colleagues then compared memory recall in normal mice with that in mice lacking the ability to produce cathepsin B under both sedentary and running conditions.
Measurement of Concentrations of Cathepsin S and Cystatin C.