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calpains

Pronunciation: kal′pānz

Definition: Calcium-dependent thiol proteinases that are cytoplasmic mammalian enzymes. Calpains of different types react in varying degrees to concentrations of calcium ions.

[calcium + suffix -pain, protease, fr. papain]

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