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Keyword - Thiol protease (KW-0788)

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Definition

Proteolytic enzyme with a cysteine residue (Cys) in its active site. There are many families of thiol proteases. The most well known one is the papain family (C1 in MEROPS classification) which is known to exist in most eukaryotes.

Synonyms

  • Sulfhydryl protease
  • Thiol peptidase
  • Thiol proteinase

Category

Molecular function

GOi

cysteine-type peptidase activity [ GO:0008234 ]

Graphical

Thiol proteaseProteaseMolecular functionHydrolase