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Cathepsin B MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cathepsin B
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.277.656.224.125
D08.811.277.656.262.500.133
D08.811.277.656.300.200.133
Unique ID
D002401
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002401
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Cathepsin B-Like Proteinase
Cathepsin B1
Registry Number
EC 3.4.22.1
Previous Indexing
Cathepsins (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/06/16
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Cathepsin B Preferred
Cathepsin B-Like Proteinase Related
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