Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Shridhar, R., Keppler, D. and Sloane, B. F. 2006. Cystatins. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Cystatins are endogenous inhibitors of papain-like cysteine proteases. Since the discovery that a polypeptide from chicken egg-whites (chicken cystatin) could inhibit the plant cysteine protease, papain, more than 40 mammalian cystatins have been isolated.
- cysteine protease inhibitors