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Definition of "proteolysis" []

  • The hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into simpler, soluble substances such as peptides and amino acids, as occurs during digestion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proteolysis" in a sentence
  • "Muscle breakdown, called proteolysis, was measured as the rate of appearance of the amino acid leucine into the plasma."
  • "This is a cascade of proteolysis using a series of related factors."
  • "I wanted to pursue, the effect of RNase on ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis."