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Protease Complexes

  1. Marion Schmidt1,
  2. Daniel Finley2

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000643.pub2

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How to Cite

Schmidt, M. and Finley, D. 2007. Protease Complexes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

Abstract

Proteolysis is one of the most widespread mechanisms for biological regulation, providing control over such diverse phenomena as cell cycle progression, programmed cell death, blood clotting, complement activation, antigen presentation, inflammation, nutrient utilization, long-term memory, cell migration and circadian rhythms.

Keywords:

  • proteasome;
  • ATP-dependent;
  • cell cycle;
  • cell death;
  • blood clotting;
  • ubiquitin