Literature associating CTSC and periodontal disease
Dipeptidyl peptidase 1; Thiol protease. Has dipeptidylpeptidase activity. Active against a broad range of dipeptide substrates composed of both polar and hydrophobic amino acids. Proline cannot occupy the P1 position and arginine cannot occupy the P2 position of the substrate. Can act as both an exopeptidase and endopeptidase. Activates serine proteases such as elastase, cathepsin G and granzymes A and B. Can also activate neuraminidase and factor XIII.
Synonyms: CTSC, CTSC-001, CTSC-002, CTSC-003, CTSC-004 ...