from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various enzymes, including the endopeptidases and exopeptidases, that catalyze the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into peptides or amino acids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enzyme that cuts or cleaves proteins.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A generic term for proteolytic ferments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
Both Incivek and Victrelis are known as protease inhibitors, designed to block an enzyme that helps the hepatitis C virus replicate.
Both drugs are known as protease inhibitors, which are designed to block an enzyme that helps the hepatitis C virus replicate.
Kidney beans also contain protease inhibitors which frustrate the development of cancerous cells.
Prezista, which has been on the market since 2006, is a so-called protease inhibitor designed to treat HIV infection and is taken with the drug Norvir, in combination with other antiretroviral agents.
The FDA is expected to decide soon on telaprevir, another so-called protease inhibitor from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Johnson & Johnson .
Both the Merck and Vertex drugs are known as protease inhibitors, which are designed to block an enzyme that helps hepatitis C virus replicate.
Vertex and Schering-Plough are developing drugs called protease inhibitors, which fight viral replication.
They belong to a barely tested class of AIDS medications called protease inhibitors, which attack the virus's capacity to replicate (page 68).
By combining new drugs called protease inhibitors with old workhorses like AZT, desperately ill patients are achieving miraculous remissions.
Two research teams showed that when AZT and a related drug are combined with new agents called protease inhibitors, the effect on patients is breathtaking.