antiprotease

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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It is a member of the serine protease family and is secreted in Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats in case of obesity and peak insulin plasma concentrations from the visceral adipose tissue.16 Vaspin is considered a novel biomarker that is potentially effective against obesity and impaired insulin tolerance, and it is released as an antiprotease factor in visceral adipose tissue; clinically worsening diabetes and weight loss decrease vaspin expression.
Crystal, "Cigarette smoking induces functional antiprotease deficiency in the lower respiratory tract of humans," Science, vol.
HNE is an activator of MMP-9, and elafin is an antiprotease of HNE [14].
Currently, [[alpha].sub.1]-antitrypsin ([[alpha].sub.1]-AT) is the only confirmed antiprotease associated with COPD [8].
Environmental oxidants have effects both in inflammatory protease activation and antiprotease inactivation.
This effect has been attributed to the "lack the [alpha]l-antitripsine plasmatic antiprotease", which serves to prevent proteolysis in healthy tissues.
Protective role of antiprotease immune sera at experimental influenza.
Serum antiprotease activity was measured according to the method described by Ellis (1990) with slight modifications (Magnadottir et al., 1999).
After each week, nonspecific humoral (lysozyme, antiprotease, and complement) and cellular (myeloperoxidase content, production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species) responses and disease resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila were determined.
A vaspina, originalmente denominada "inibidor da serinoprotease derivada do tecido adiposo visceral", e uma adipocina com atividade antiprotease, inicialmente isolada dos adipocitos de um modelo experimental de roedores obesos com DM2, conhecidos por Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF).
Alpha-1 antitrypsin is mainly produced in the liver and acts as an antiprotease [18, 13].