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Substance Name: Cathepsin
RN: 9004-08-4

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  • A group of lysosomal proteinases or endopeptidases found in aqueous extracts of a variety of animal tissues. They function optimally within an acidic pH range. The cathepsins occur as a variety of enzyme subtypes including SERINE PROTEASES; ASPARTIC PROTEINASES; and CYSTEINE PROTEASES.
 
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Cathepsins

Systematic Name

  • Cathepsin

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9004-08-4

System Generated Number

  • 0009004084