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  1. [biochemistry] Any of a group of polypeptides that are cysteine protease inhibitors


Cystatin: The cystatins are a family of cysteine protease inhibitors which share a sequence homology and a common tertiary structure of an alpha helix lying on top of an anti-parallel beta strand. The family is subdivided as described below.

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Google previewGenetics and Evolution of the Domestic Fowl (1991)

by Lewis Stevens

Cystatin is a proteinase inhibitor which inhibits cysteine proteinases and has been isolated and characterised by Anastasi et al. (1983). It is present in low concentrations in egg white (80 pg/ml) and also lower concentrations in serum (1 pg/ml).

Google previewNephrology and Hypertension Board Review (2016)

by Phuong-Chi T. Pham, Phuong-Thu T. Pham

Cystatin is a cationic lowmolecularweight cysteine proteinase inhibitor that is produced at a constant rate by all nucleated cells. It is 99% filtered by glomerulus and metabolized by proximal tubular cells.

Google previewEgg Innovations and Strategies for Improvements (2016)

by Patricia Hester

For example, cystatin is a cysteine protease inhibitor, which is active against bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and parasites (Réhault-Godbert et al., 2011). Ovostatin is a broad-spectrum macroglobulin-like protease inhibitor capable of inhibiting all ...

Google previewAdvances in Cancer Research (2005)

by George F. Vande Woude, George Klein

Cystatin is a reversible inhibitor of cysteine proteases like the cathepsins. Cystatin family members are expressed in a tissuespecific manner and can modulate cathepsin activities and thereby inhibit antigen presentation by MHC class II ...

Google previewBraunwald's Heart Disease (2011)

A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine by Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, Peter Libby

Cystatin is a marker of renal clearance that reflects changes in renal function more rapidly and may reflect age-related changes without sex differences.21-24 Estimates using cystatin differ from those with creatinine but appear to correlate with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders (2010)

Cystatin B ã 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Glossary Allele – One member ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

cystatin C cystitis cystatin C (sis ta ̆t-ı ̆n) Acysteineprotein- ase inhibitor found in the bloodstream in elevated concentrations in patients with impaired kidney function. It is a small protein composed of 120 amino acids (mass 13 kD) that is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Cystatin C-Related Cerebral Amyloidosis HCHWA, Icelandic ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

cystatin C [sis-tat'in]a protease inhibitor filteredby the ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

compliance, static; computer scatter tomography; contraction stress test; conversational speech task; convulsive shock therapy; corticospinal tract; cosyntropin stimulation test; cystatin cSt centistoke C st ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Cystatin A group of proteins present in tissues and body fluids that inhibit cysteine proteinase. Cysteamine (mol wt 77) A sulfydryl compound with a variety of biological functions. HSCH2CH2-NH2 Cysteic Acid (mol wt 169) An oxidation product ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

cystatin B A ubiquitously expressed member of the superfamily ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cell Biology (2015)

Cystatin C is described as an inhibitor of cathepsin S and thereby a potential suppressor of MHC class II protein translocation and peptide loading. Although Cystatin C is overexpressed in MHC-II þLAMP1þ compartments of CD8 þCD11bÀ ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2014)

Cystatin Muscle also contains a family of potent cysteine-type protease inhibitors collectively known as cystatins. These cystatins are found distributed throughout the muscle cell and in the living muscle are thought to modulate the activity of ...

Google previewBergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation (2016)

by R. Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas, Mohammadali M. Shoja

PDGS: prostaglandin D synthase; CysC: cystatin C. Source: Tsutsumi et al. (2014 ). of PGDS and CysC suggested that CSF and dissolved, CSF‐specific low‐MW proteins could pass through APs into the DVs. We therefore considered that at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

These are eosinophilic, or pink, collections that contain a cysteine protease inhibitor, cystatin C. More commonly seen are intracellular inclusions in both the degenerating neurons and glia. Although the appearance of motor neurons and the ...

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