Definitions for Proteaseˈproʊ tiˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz
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protease, peptidase, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme(noun)
any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
An enzyme that cuts or cleaves proteins.
Origin: From protein + -ase.
A protease is any enzyme that conducts proteolysis, that is, begins protein catabolism by hydrolysis of the peptide bonds that link amino acids together in the polypeptide chain forming the protein.
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