- a pancreatic protease that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin and other related proteins to polypeptides and amino acids.
Origin of elastase
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- an enzyme that digests elastin
- An enzyme found especially in pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin.
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