Cathepsin B


Cathepsin B Like Proteinase

Cathepsin B-Like Proteinase

Cathepsin B1

Proteinase, Cathepsin B-Like

A lysosomal cysteine proteinase with a specificity similar to that of PAPAIN. The enzyme is present in a variety of tissues and is important in many physiological and pathological processes. In pathology, cathepsin B has been found to be involved in DEMYELINATION; EMPHYSEMA; RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, and NEOPLASM INVASIVENESS.