"Cathepsins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A group of lysosomal proteinases or endopeptidases found in aqueous extracts of a variety of animal tissues. They function optimally within an acidic pH range. The cathepsins occur as a variety of enzyme subtypes including SERINE PROTEASES; ASPARTIC PROTEINASES; and CYSTEINE PROTEASES.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Cathepsins" by people in Profiles.
Mice lacking the integrin beta5 subunit have accelerated osteoclast maturation and increased activity in the estrogen-deficient state. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Jan; 20(1):58-66.