"Microbial Collagenase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A metalloproteinase which degrades helical regions of native collagen to small fragments. Preferred cleavage is -Gly in the sequence -Pro-Xaa-Gly-Pro-. Six forms (or 2 classes) have been isolated from Clostridium histolyticum that are immunologically cross-reactive but possess different sequences and different specificities. Other variants have been isolated from Bacillus cereus, Empedobacter collagenolyticum, Pseudomonas marinoglutinosa, and species of Vibrio and Streptomyces. EC 220.127.116.11.
- Microbial Collagenase
- Clostridium histolyticum Collagenase
- Collagenase, Clostridium histolyticum
- Collagenase, Microbial
- Clostridiopeptidase A
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