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proteolysis

[‚prōd·ē′äl·ə·səs]
(biochemistry)
Fragmentation of a protein molecule by addition of water to the peptide bonds.

Proteolysis

 

the hydrolysis of peptide bonds that is catalyzed by proteolytic enzymes. During proteolysis, intrinsic proteins that are undergoing the catabolic process, as well as food proteins, are split into amino acids. Proteolysis is important in the formation of enzymes, hormones, and biologically active peptides from their inactive precursors. In plants proteolysis takes part in the mobilization of the storage proteins of seeds during germination.

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When we use proteolytic enzymes to break down the biofilm, many therapies appear to become more effective.
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Research project leader, Jan Johannes Enghild, of the University of Aarhus, said: "In this project, we will implement an innovative integrated approach to isolate, characterise and develop novel proteolytic enzymes.