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Cathepsins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cathepsins
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.277.656.224
Unique ID
D002403
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002403
Annotation
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Scope Note
A group of lysosomal proteinases or endopeptidases found in aqueous extracts of a variety of animal tissues. They function optimally within an acidic pH range. The cathepsins occur as a variety of enzyme subtypes including SERINE PROTEASES; ASPARTIC PROTEINASES; and CYSTEINE PROTEASES.
Entry Term(s)
Cathepsin
Registry Number
EC 3.4.-
NLM Classification #
QU 136
Public MeSH Note
79; was CATHEPSIN 1965-78
Online Note
use CATHEPSINS to search CATHEPSIN 1966-78
History Note
79; was CATHEPSIN 1963-78 (Prov 1963-64)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Cathepsins Preferred
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