antiprotease

antiprotease

a substance that can prevent the digestion of proteins.

an·ti·pro·te·ase

(an'tē-prō'tē-ās)
Substance that inhibits the activity of a protease.

antiprotease

(ant″i-prōt′ē-ās″) [ anti- + protease]
A chemical that interferes with the hydrolysis of proteins by a protease enzyme.
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Additionally, another set of blood samples were taken from the caudal vein of three fish from each tank using nonheparinized syringes, allowed to clot at room temperature for 30 min, and the serum was separated by centrifugation for 10 min at 5,000xg and stored at -70[degrees]C for analysis of the other innate immune response parameters including lysozyme, myeloperoxidase (MPO), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and antiprotease activities.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin is mainly produced in the liver and acts as an antiprotease [18, 13].
This pathogenic mechanism is especially true in cases of alpha-1 antiprotease deficiency.
For measuring inhibin B and AMH in semen, an antiprotease cocktail in tablet form (complete antiprotease) was added to seminal plasma immediately after thawing.
Antiprotease activity could therefore be a useful property of a drug because it could prevent accumulation of these abnormal products.
But in the May/June CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN TOXICOLOGY, Moreno and Pryor show that peroxynitrite can by itself inactive the most abundant lung antiprotease, alpha-1PI.
Tissue samples were homogenized in phosphate-buffered saline containing antiprotease (phenylmethanesulfonyl fluoride, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, aprotinin, for each 100 mg of tissue, 1 mL buffer).
onthe other hand, high level of vitamin A in the diet will increase the effect of antiprotease and also increase phagocytosis and antibacterial effects [26].
However, evidence that alpha 1 proteinase inhibitor is the predominant antiprotease protecting against neutrophil elastase.
The consequence of the latter, unopposed by an effective antiprotease protective screen, is progressive destruction of normal lung tissue and, as a result, emphysema.