Human Cathepsin D
Cathepsin D is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the CTSD gene, which encodes a lysosomal aspartyl protease composed of a protein dimer of disulfide-linked heavy and light chains, both produced from a single protein precursor. The main function of cathepsin D is to degrade proteins and activate precursors of bioactive proteins in pre-lysosomal compartments. Human Cathepsin D is often used as a marker for Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer, among others.
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