proteolytic enzymes

pro·te·o·ly·tic en·zymes

(prō'tē-ō-lit'ik en'zīm)
Enzymes that, in the opinion of some researchers, are able to break down particular proteins; forms the basis of enzyme therapy, a therapeutic modality the efficacy of which remains the subject of some controversy.
Synonym(s): proteases.

proteolytic enzymes (prōˑ·tē·ō·li·tik enˑ·zīmz),

n.pl enzymes in-volved in the digestion of proteins; supplemented in cases of pancreatic insufficiency. Have been used for their antiinflammatory, antiedema, immunomodulatory, and fibrinolytic actions, to speed the healing of injuries, to treat herpes zoster, and to relieve the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis. Caution is advised for patients who are taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications. See also bromelain, pancreatin, and trypsin.
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Because Bt protoxins must be partially digested by proteolytic enzymes to be active, alterations in enzymatic activity can reduce larvae susceptibility to Bt (Oppert et al.
Proteolytic enzymes are a natural way to reduce swelling.
The intensive cross-linkage in keratin hinders their degradation by commonly known proteolytic enzymes like trypsin, pepsin and papain (Papadopoulos, 1986).
gov/unigene) occurrences and a few translated proteolytic enzymes during development emphasizes the necessity of conducting an integrated investigation, including enzyme activity, protein identification, and transcript quantification.
Bromelain is a crude extract derived from pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) and contains mixture of proteolytic enzymes and non-enzymatic substances.
Gautam and Sharma (2009) found that Lactococcus and Pediococcus when treated with proteolytic enzymes became completely inactivated.
However, the biochemistry of extracellular matrix (ECM) is very complex, and proteolytic enzymes located in this compartment exert numerous pleiotropic effects beyond the characteristic for the degradation of structural elements.
Proteolysis has a special role in the process of inflammation, which initiates a cascade mechanism of universal non-specific activation of proteolytic enzymes on the local and systemic levels.
Once on the host, the larvae penetrate the superficial layers of the skin with their chelicerae and inoculate saliva rich in proteolytic enzymes.
Proteolytic enzymes are also produced by the pancreas, as well as bromelain, papain, lumbrokinase, nattokinase, and serrapeptase.