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Elastase

Elastase is an enzyme from the class of proteases that break down proteins.

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Enzymes
Protein made by the body that brings about a chemical reaction - for example, the enzymes produced by the gut...
Protease
An enzyme that cuts or cleaves proteins....
Proteins
A molecule made up of amino acids. Proteins are needed for the body to function properly. They are the basis...

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