elastase

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elastase

 [e-las´tās]
an enzyme capable of catalyzing the digestion of elastic tissue.

e·las·tase

(ē-las'tās),
A serine proteinase hydrolyzing elastin; other elastase-like enzymes have been identified, for example, pancreatic elastase (pancreatopeptidase E) and leukocyte elastase (lysosomal or neutrophil elastase), with different sequences and kinetic parameters; all have fairly broad specificities.

elastase

(ĭ-lăs′tās, -tāz)
n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of elastin, especially one that is found in pancreatic juice.

elastase

(1) Pancreatic elastase, EC 3.4.21.11. 
(2) Leukocyte elastase, EC 3.4.21.37.

e·las·tase

(ĕ-las'tās)
A serine proteinase hydrolyzing elastin.