a: Protease ~
b: a molecular scissor

What: What is a protease? A protease, also called proteinase or proteolytic enzyme, is a protein molecule that can cleave the peptide bonds linking adjacent amino acids in a protein or peptide. Consequently, proteases are sometimes referred to as "molecular scissors." Like other enzymes, proteases are catalysts - a single protease molecule can cleave hundreds to thousands of peptide bonds per minute.

Writer: moocow300
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 6 2009 3:50 AM

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