Characterization of cathepsin B-like proteinase from ascitic fluid of patients with primary liver cancer.

Abstract

Ascitic fluid of patients with primary liver cancer was shown to contain a latent thiol proteinase which can be activated by pepsin treatment or by autolysis at acidic environment. This enzyme resembles cathepsin B (EC 3.4.22.1) in many physical-chemical properties including substrate specificity, requirement for thiol activators and inhibition both by… (More)

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@article{Dufek1984CharacterizationOC, title={Characterization of cathepsin B-like proteinase from ascitic fluid of patients with primary liver cancer.}, author={Viktor Dufek and Bohuslav Matous and Vladim{\'i}r Kr{\'a}l and Leo Bure{\vs}}, journal={Neoplasma}, year={1984}, volume={31 5}, pages={581-90} }