Definition of Cathepsin

1. Noun. (protein) Any of a family of proteases primarily active within lysosomes. ¹



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Definition of Cathepsin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cathepsin

1. Intracellular proteolytic enzymes of animal tissues, such as cathepsin B, a lysosomal thiol proteinase, C, dipeptidyl peptidase, D, that has pepsin like specificity, G, similar to chymotrypsin, H, that possesses aminopeptidase activity, N, that attacks N terminal peptides of collagen and so on. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cathepsin

cathedrae
cathedral
cathedral ceiling
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cathedral closes
cathedralic
cathedrals
cathedras
cathedrated
cathedræ
cathelicidin
cathelicidins
cathemeral
cathemoglobin
cathenamine reductase
cathepsin (current term)
cathepsin b
cathepsin d
cathepsins
catheptic
catheretic
catheretics
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catheter
catheter a demeure
catheter ablation
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catheter fever
catheter gauge
catheter guide

Literary usage of Cathepsin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"cathepsin A, cathepsin B1, and dipeptidylpeptidase I appeared to distribute so that the light ... glucosaminidase, cathepsin D, dipeptidylpeptidase II, ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"cathepsin D activity was determined in alveolar macrophages (AM) and cell-free bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) from volunteers who were current ..."

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