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Cathepsin B

"Cathepsin B" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A lysosomal cysteine proteinase with a specificity similar to that of PAPAIN. The enzyme is present in a variety of tissues and is important in many physiological and pathological processes. In pathology, cathepsin B has been found to be involved in DEMYELINATION; EMPHYSEMA; RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, and NEOPLASM INVASIVENESS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cathepsin B" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cathepsin B" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 61 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2002
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