Proteases & Other Enzymes Pathways

Proteases are enzymes that specialize in the cleavage of peptide bonds. Their activities may be relatively indiscriminate, breaking polypeptides down to their basic elements, or exquisitely precise, cleaving a substrate at a specific residue to alter protein activity. These illustrations highlight scientific concepts that rely on proteolytic activity and emphasize the importance of proteases in some of the most studied areas of cell biology.