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What is function of protease?

  1. Oct 21, 2004 #1
    Protease and Enzymes

    what is function of protease? IF it digests protein, then will it digest enzyme as enzymes are made of protein?
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2004
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  3. Oct 21, 2004 #2
    Proteases (ex: pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin) are a group of enzymes that break down (hydrolyze) peptide bonds of proteins.

    As for why they don't digest each other, they probably don't have an affinity for each other.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2004 #3
    Enzymes are highly specific in nature. There is a theory that states that the substrate interlocks into the enzyme just as a key fits into a lock to produce a transition state finaly forming the products. A specific enzyme interlocks with only specific subtrate to give a transition state.
     
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