\kˈaθɪpsˌɪn bˈiː wˈɒn], \kˈaθɪpsˌɪn bˈiː wˈɒn], \k_ˈa_θ_ɪ_p_s_ˌɪ_n b_ˈiː w_ˈɒ_n]\
Definitions of CATHEPSIN B1
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A lysosomal cysteine proteinase which hydrolyzes proteins, with a specificity resembling that of papain. The enzyme is present in a variety of tissues and is important in many physiological and pathological processes. In pathology, cathepsin B has been found to be involved in demyelination, emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis, and neoplastic infiltration. EC 18.104.22.168.
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