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- noun (Biochem.) a proteolytic enzyme obtained from the bacterium
Bacillus thermoproteolyticus, which hydrolyses the N-terminal amide bonds of hydrophobic amino acid residues in proteins. It is used in studies of protein structure. It has a molecular weight of about 37,500 and contains zinc and calcium in its active configuration.
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- noun biochemistry A
thermostable neutral metalloproteinase enzymeproduced by the gram-positive bacteriumBacillus thermoproteolyticus.
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The Manitoba-based researchers prepared different protein hydrolysates using different enzymes, including pepsin, ficin, trypsin, papain, thermolysin, pancreatin and Alcalase.
The ACE-inhibitory activity was then tested in vitro using N - (3 - [2-furyl] acryloyl) - phenylalanylglycylglycine, and the hydrolysate from thermolysin and the cationic peptide fraction from Alcalase