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<cell biology> Thiol protease from Carica papaya (pawpaw).

Thermostable and will act in the presence of denaturing agents. Although it will cleave a variety of peptide bonds there is greatest activity one residue towards the C terminus from a phenylalanine.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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