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an endopeptidase found in most cells, which takes part in cell autolysis and self-digestion of tissues.
One of a number of intracellular proteinases and peptidases (all endopeptidases) of animal tissues of varying specificities.
cathepsin/ca·thep·sin/ (kah-thep´sin) one of a number of enzymes each of which catalyzes the hydrolytic cleavage of specific peptide bonds.
Any of various enzymes found in animal tissue that catalyze the hydrolysis of proteins into smaller proteins.
cathepsinAny ENZYME that acts to split the interior PEPTIDE bonds of a protein, causing its decomposition.
kathepsinthe intracellular, proteolytic enzymes that bring about AUTOLYSIS.
a proteinase found in most cells, which takes part in cell autolysis and self-digestion of tissues.
an acid hydrolase isolated from cartilage which plays a part in the endogenous degradation of proteoglycans in degenerative diseases of joints.