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elastase

Pronunciation: e-las'tas

Definition: A serine proteinase hydrolyzing elastin; other elastase-like enzymes have been identified, pancreatic elastase (pancreatopeptidase E) and leukocyte elastase (lysosomal or neutrophil elastase), with different sequences and kinetic parameters; all have fairly broad specificities.

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