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beta-secretase

Pronunciation: bā-tă-sē-krĕ-tāz

Definition: Agent that exists in two isoforms; protein with homology to the pepsin family of aspartyl proteases involved in the cleavage of beta-amyloid precursor protein; the gene for this protein is located on chromosome 11.

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