elastase(redirected from pancreatopeptidase E)
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an enzyme capable of catalyzing the digestion of elastic tissue.
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.
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 126.96.36.199.
(2) Leukocyte elastase, EC 188.8.131.52.
A serine proteinase hydrolyzing elastin.