kidzsearch.com > wikiProtease Explore:web images videos games
A protease is a digestive enzyme. It breaks down long chains of proteins into shorter amino acids. Proteases have evolved a number of times. We know this because different kinds of protease can do the same reaction in completely different ways. Proteases are found in animals, plants, bacteria, archaea and viruses.
Protease can be divided into 6 types :
- serine proteases
- threonine proteases
- cysteine proteases
- aspartate proteases
- metallo proteases
- glutamic acid proteases
- Rawlings N.D; Barrett A.J. & Bateman A. 2010. "MEROPS: the peptidase database". Nucleic Acids Research 38 (Database issue): D227–33. . . .
- MEROPS, the peptide database.