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Cathepsin Activity

Cathepsins - A class of globular lysosomal proteases

Cathepsins play a vital role in mammalian cellular turnover. There are currently 12 family members, which degrade polypeptides and are distinguished by their substrate specificities.

Elevated levels of Cathepsin B were detected in metastases and neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Cathepsin D is a lysosomal aspartic proteinase, active in intracellular protein breakdown. It is involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases such as breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Cathepsin E is a non-lysosomal aspartic proteinase of the pepsin superfamily. It plays an important role in protein degradation, the generation of bioactive proteins, and antigen processing. Recent studies have particularly suggested that Cathepsin E is important in host defense against cancer cells and invading microorganisms.

Cathepsin G is the serine protease released by neutrophils upon their activation. Cathepsin G is currently being explored as a target for anti-inflammatory and anti-infective drugs.

Cathepsin K is the lysosomal cysteine protease involved in bone remodeling and resorption. It is a potential drug target in autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis.

Cathepsin L, a lysosomal endopeptidase, is a member of the papain-like family of cysteine proteinases. It is involved in the promotion of tumor cell invasion, antigen processing and turnover of intracellular and secreted proteins.

Cathepsin S is a cysteine proteinase involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, atherosclerosis, cancer, obesity and related diseases.

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