Definition of proteinase in English:

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proteinase

Pronunciation: /ˈprōdēˌnās/ /ˈprōdēˌnāz/

noun

Another term for endopeptidase.
Example sentences
  • Such hydrolytic enzymes as cystein proteinases, serine proteinases, and nucleases are highly induced during xylogenesis.
  • The inhibition of proteinases by protein proteinase inhibitors is an individual case of protein-protein interaction.
  • The morphological and biochemical changes typical of apoptosis are orchestrated by caspases, a family of cysteine proteinases, which cleave proteins after aspartate residue.

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Syllabification: pro·tein·ase

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