Protease

Definition of Protease:

A protein-digesting enzyme.

Topics Related to Protease

Bromelain

...as a treatment
“...Bromelain is essentially a protease (enzyme that breaks down proteins); and because it is plant-derived, it is active at a wide pH range (3-10) and temperature range...”

Digestive Enzyme Need

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: People who lack sugar-digesting enzymes may have problems such as diarrhea or asthma, while those who are deficient in protease, the protein-digesting enzyme, tend to be more anxious, toxic and have low blood sugar...”
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Hepatitis

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“..."The antiviral results of protease inhibitor BILN 2061 in a proof-of-concept human trial clearly demonstrate the great potential of selective and anti-HCV agents," Daniel Lamarre, of the company research center in Laval,...”

High Levels Of Triglycerides

...the condition
“...be due to an underlying medical condition or to the use of prescribed drugs such as beta-blockers, diuretics, estrogen (contraceptive or hormone replacement therapy), glucocorticoids, isotretinoin, protease inhibitors and tamoxifen...”

Lipase

...as a treatment
“...Fat digestion in the small intestine is reliant on a pancreatic secretion called pancreatin-containing lipase as well as the enzymes protease and amylase...”
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Papain

...as a treatment
“...Papain's protease activity is also used to tenderize meat...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...relationship to Alcohol-related Problems
“...Alcohol impairs the early inflammatory response; it inhibits wound closure, development of new blood vessels, and collagen production; it alters the protease balance at the wound site, which is needed to remove foreign matter and dead tissue; it decreases resistance to infectious microorganisms...”
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