A protease (also called a peptidase or proteinase) is an enzyme that performs proteolysis; proteincatabolism by hydrolysis of peptide bonds. Proteases are involved in digesting long protein chains into shorter fragments by splitting the peptide bonds that link amino acid residues. Proteases are not merely restricted to digestive purposes and remodeling of extracellular matrix and tissues, but are also key factors for the induction of physiological immune responses.
Proteases also offer a valuable target in many therapeutic settings, including Alzheimer’s, cancer, and viral infection. MMP-9, a matrix metallopeptidase, plays a role in angiogenesis and is a therapeutic target for cancer. Because of their significance in the pathology of disease, proteases are a relevant drug target class. Other processes mediated by proteases include blood coagulation, immune function, maturation of prohormones, bone formation, programmed cell death and the recycling of cellular proteins that are no longer needed.
Hence, protease is mandatory screening parameter in IBP test. Every individual should tested for this enzyme in order to know where is the level and we can tackle your health problem. With the result, we can assure you on the diet optimization to boost the particular enzyme.