Proteases (also called Proteolytic Enzymes, Peptidases, or Proteinases) are enzymes that hydrolyze the amide bonds within proteins or peptides. Most proteases act in a specific manner, hydrolyzing bonds at or adjacent to specific residues or a specific sequence of residues contained within the substrate protein or peptide. Proteases play an important role in most diseases and biological processes including prenatal and postnatal development, reproduction, signal transduction, the immune response, various autoimmune and degenerative diseases, and cancer. They are also an important research tool, frequently used in the analysis and production of proteins.
PeproTech’s protease products are fully purified recombinant proteins, which are free from any contaminating proteins or activities that could yield ambiguous results or otherwise complicate analyses. These products are fully tested for activity and specificity, and most are produced by an animal-free process. The products listed here contain the proteases currently available from PeproTech. This list is continually being updated, so if you don’t see the protease product that you need, please contact us.