neuropeptidase

neuropeptidase

(noor″ō-pĕp′tĭ-dās, nūr″) [″ + ″]
An enzyme that cleaves peptides in neurons.
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2003) Perspectives: Alzheimer's disease, neuropeptides, neuropeptidase, and amyloid-[beta] peptide metabolism.
Pinto et al (18) have demonstrated that PSMA has folate hydrolase activity, and others have shown a neuropeptidase function.
Prostate-specific membrane antigen is a hydrolase with substrate and pharmacologic characteristics of a neuropeptidase.
Beside its established antioxidant properties green tea extract seems to influence also the expression of the neuropeptidase NEP included in the degradation of amyloid peptides and it also seems to diminish the risk of accumulation of plaque forming peptides.