Protease

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The structur o a protease (TEV protease) complexed wi its peptide substrate in black wi catalytic residues in reid. PDB 1lvb

A protease (an aa cried peptidase or proteinase) is ony enzyme that performs proteolysis, that is, begins protein catabolism bi hydrolysis o the peptide bonds that airtin amino acids thegither in a polypeptide chain.