<cell biology> An intracellular proteinase found in a variety of tissue. It has specificity similar to but narrower than that of pepsin a. The enzyme is involved in catabolism of cartilage and connective tissue.

Registry number: EC

(12 Dec 1998)

C A Theodor Billroth, cathepsin, cathepsin b < Prev | Next > cathepsins, catheter, catheter ablation

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