cathepsin

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From the German Kathepsin, derived from Ancient Greek καθέψω (kathépsō, boil down).

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cathepsin (plural cathepsins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a family of proteases primarily active within lysosomes.
    • 1931, A Pirie, BE Holmes, “The cause of inactivation of the Rous sarcoma filtrate during incubation”, in British journal of experimental pathology:
      Grassmann and Dyckerhoff (1930) showed that cysteine and cyanide inhibited the action of ereptic aminopolyase, while they accelerated the action of proteases such as cathepsin.

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