Definition of proteinase in English:


Pronunciation /ˈprōdēˌnās/ /ˈproʊdiˌneɪs/ /ˈprōdēˌnāz/ /ˈproʊdiˌneɪz/


another term for endopeptidase
with modifier ‘the genetic study of pancreatic proteinase in mice’
another term for endopeptidase
count noun ‘proteinases play an important role in lung injury after smoke inhalation’
  • ‘Such hydrolytic enzymes as cystein proteinases, serine proteinases, and nucleases are highly induced during xylogenesis.’
  • ‘The inhibition of proteinases by protein proteinase inhibitors is an individual case of protein-protein interaction.’
  • ‘The morphological and biochemical changes typical of apoptosis are orchestrated by caspases, a family of cysteine proteinases, which cleave proteins after aspartate residue.’
  • ‘This site is well characterized in trypsin and other serine proteinases.’
  • ‘Researchers isolated the protein, a cysteine proteinase, from cultured tissue of resistant corn plants and obtained a patent last November for the gene sequence that encodes it.’



/ˈprōdēˌnās/ /ˈproʊdiˌneɪs/ /ˈprōdēˌnāz/ /ˈproʊdiˌneɪz/