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Definition of «Elastase»

Elastase: An enzyme that digests and degrades a number of proteins including elastin, an elastic substance in the lungs and some other organs that supports their structural framework. Elastase is specifically inhibited by alpha-1 antitrypsin. See also: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

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  • elastase: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( ĭ-lăs ' tās, -tāz ) n. An enzyme found especially in pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin.

  • Elastase - Worthington Enzyme Manual

    I.U.B.: Enzymatic Reaction (image will open in a new window) Elastase, like trypsin and chymotrypsin, is a serine protease that also hydrolyses amides and esters ...

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  • Elastase - Chemistry Department Web Site

    Elastase . Introduction. Of the thousands of known proteins, elastase is not one of the best known. However, it plays an important role as an enzyme, and much research is ...

  • Elastase | Define Elastase at Dictionary.com

    noun Biochemistry . a pancreatic protease that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin and other related proteins to polypeptides and amino acids. Dictionary.com Free ...