leukoprotease

leu·ko·pro·te·ase

(lū'kō-prō'tē-ās),
An ill-defined proteolytic enzyme product of polynuclear leukocytes, formed in an area of inflammation that liquefies dead tissue.

leukoprotease

A nonspecific generic term for any enzyme produced by a leukocyte that results in liquefactive necrosis.
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Among the various trypsin inhibitors tested, the natural airway inhibitor, secretory leukoprotease inhibitor (SLPI), which is secreted from non-ciliated secretory airway Clara and goblet cells, (36),(37) and is found in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and nasal and salivary secretion, efficiently suppresses proteolytic activation of IAV HA and viral multiplication.
sup][6] Genes that are switched on by glucocorticoids include genes encoding b[sub]2 AR and the anti-inflammatory proteins secretory leukoprotease inhibitor and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatase-1 (MKP-1), which inhibits MAPK pathways.