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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

/elas·tase/ (e-las´tās) see pancreatic elastase.

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

an enzyme that cleaves bonds adjacent to neutral amino acids in elastin.

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.

elastase

an enzyme capable of catalyzing the digestion of elastic tissue.