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  • n. Plural form of cathepsin.


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  • Others called cathepsins break apart a variety of proteins, including the contracting filaments and the supporting molecules.

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  • Invasion is assisted by proteolytic processes and proteases such as cathepsins

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  • The cathepsins also weaken the collagen in connective tissue, by breaking some of the strong cross-links between mature collagen fibers.

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  • High activity of cysteine proteases such as legumain and the cathepsins have been shown to facilitate growth and invasion of a variety of tumor types.

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  • Increase in fluorescence is correlated to enzyme activity. 2-3 AnaSpec's single dye-labeled fluorescent peptide selection include substrates for kinases, caspases, cathepsins, HDAC (histone deacetylase), calpain, kallikrein, and others. Press Releases

  • These data reveal a role for lysosomal membrane permeabilization in the cellular response to bacterial pathogens and demonstrate a shared requirement for cytosolic relocalization of cathepsins in pyroptosis and pyronecrosis.

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  • The proteolytic enzymes and proteases such as collagenase and cathepsins are necessary for this purpose, and thus play crucial roles in multiple steps of cancer growth and metastasis

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  • Partial inhibition of docetaxel-induced cytotoxicity was observed after inhibition of cathepsin B, but not inhibition of cathepsins D and L, suggesting that docetaxel induces caspase-independent, lysosomal cell death.

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  • Vasiljeva O, Reinheckel T, Peters C, Turk D, Turk V, et al. (2007) Emerging roles of cysteine cathepsins in disease and their potential as drug targets.

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  • Uterine infection also caused a strong induction of several cysteine cathepsins.

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