A pancreatic enzyme that breaks down elastin fibers.
Enzymes that can attack and destroy healthy lung fibers in people whose bodies don't produce enough alpha-1-antitrypsin.
An enzyme found in fluids produced by the pancreas. It aids in the digestion of several proteins, including elastin, an elastic substance in the lungs and other organs that is part of their structural framework. Normally, elastase is inhibited by a substance called alpha-1 antitrypsin.
a pancreatic enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin
An enzyme produced during the inflammation process, elastase breaks down the elastin fibrils in the skin.
Proteolytic enzyme, capable of cell damage
An enzyme that can destroy the protein elastin.
An enzyme that digests and degrades a number of proteins including elastin, an elastic substance in the lungs and some other organs that supports their structural framework. Elastase is specifically inhibited by alpha-1 antitrypsin. See also: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
In molecular biology, elastase is an enzyme from the class of proteases (or better peptidases) that break down proteins.