serine peptidase

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A diverse clan of peptidases with a common reaction mechanism involving an active serine residue. Most are inhibited by serine peptidase inhibitors (serpins) and irreversibly inactivated by organophosphorus esters, such as di-isopropylfluorophosphate (DFP). Members of the clan include trypsin, chymotrypsin, and bacterial subtilisin.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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