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any of a subclass of proteolytic enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptide linkages.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Any enzyme capable of hydrolyzing a peptide bond of a peptide, for example, carboxypeptidases, aminopeptidases.
Synonym(s): peptide hydrolase
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Any enzyme capable of hydrolyzing one of the peptide links of a peptide (e.g., carboxypeptidases, aminopeptidases).
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peptidaseAn enzyme that hydrolyses (see HYDROLYSIS) protein fragments (PEPTIDES), breaking them down to AMINO ACIDS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
peptidasean enzyme present in PANCREATIC JUICE that releases free AMINO ACIDS from POLYPEPTIDE CHAINS. EXOPEPTIDASES split off terminal amino acids, whereas ENDOPEPTIDASES split links within the chain.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005