Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
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Page, M. J. and Cera, E. D. 2007. Serine Proteases. eLS. .
- Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
Serine proteases are enzymes that utilize a nucleophilic hydroxyl group donated from a serine amino acid side-chain to hydrolyse the peptide bond of a substrate. Serine proteases mediate diverse biological processes from nonspecific digestion to highly regulated specific protein processing.