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Proteases

  1. Alan J Barrett,
  2. Neil D Rawlings

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000670.pub2

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How to Cite

Barrett, A. J. and Rawlings, N. D. 2007. Proteases. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

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Abstract

Proteases are catalytically active proteins (enzymes) that break down proteins and their fragments by hydrolysis.

Keywords:

  • aminopeptidase;
  • carboxypeptidase;
  • endopeptidase;
  • exopeptidase;
  • peptidase;
  • proteinase