Human Cathepsin B
Innovative Research's Human Cathepsin B is a lysosomal cysteine protease which is implicated in playing a role in protein degradation, arthritis, apoptosis, and cancer.
Cathepsin B may enhance the activity of other protease, including matrix metalloproteinase, urokinase (serine protease urokinase plasminogen activator), and cathepsin D and thus, it has an essential position in the proteolysis of extracellular matrix components, intercellular communication disruption, and reduced protease inhibitor expression. It is also involved in autophagy and cannibalism, which is advantageous in tumor malignancy and is possibly involved in specific immune resistance.
This product is for in vitro research use only, is not to be consumed by animals or humans, and should be handled with general precaution as if capable of spreading infectious disease.