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Enzymes Implicated in Disease Processes Attack One Another Instead of Harming Body Proteins

August 13, 2012

Manu Platt Researchers for the first time have shown that members of a family of enzymes known as cathepsins--which are implicated in many disease processes--may attack one another instead of the bodily proteins they normally degrade. Full Story

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