Lysosomal cysteine proteinases.


Cathepsin B has so far been the most investigated cysteine (thiol) proteinase of lysosomes. The use of cytosol proteins as substrates has allowed the detection of two new lysosomal cysteine proteinases from rat liver: the endoaminopeptidase cathepsin H and cathepsin L, which splits almost no synthetic substrates but has a more than 10-fold higher specific… (More)