By Jürgen Langner,Siegfried Ansorge

Of the various distinctive roles performed by means of proteolytic enzymes in immune reactions, this publication addresses varied features of membrane peptidases, sign transduction through ligation of membrane peptidases (especially of
dipeptidyl peptidase IV/CD26 and aminopeptidase N/CD13), and legislation of membrane peptidases in vivo and in vitro. A variety of newly came upon peptidases (including cathepsin F, W and X, carboxypeptidase X, attractin)
are defined, with exact emphasis given to the position of peptidases in immune and safety reactions and in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and different ailments, together with rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatitis, multiple
sclerosis, Alzheimer's ailment and tumours of assorted origins. the focal point at the involvement of a variety of proteolytic enzymes in immune reactions and ailments is a distinct characteristic of this multifaceted paintings , which
combines biochemical, immunological and medical examine stories with literary studies of the field.

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