Elastases

Elastases are a group of serine proteases that specifically degrade elastin. Elastin, together with collagen, is a key protein that contributes to the mechanical properties of connective tissue. There are two types of elastases; pancreatic elastase and leukocyte (neutrophil) elastase.

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Background
Literature (1)
Gene Data

Inhibitors

Cat. No. Product Name / Activity
5706 BAY 678
Potent and selective cell-permeable human neutrophil elastase (HNE) inhibitor
5651 ONO 6818
High affinity and selective human neutrophil elastase 1 (HNE1) inhibitor; orally active
3535 Sivelestat sodium salt
Selective leukocyte elastase inhibitor
2506 SSR 69071
Potent, orally active human leukocyte elastase inhibitor

Other

Cat. No. Product Name / Activity
6389 BAY 677
Inactive control for BAY 678 (Cat.No.5706)

Elastases are a group of serine proteases that specifically degrade elastin. Elastin, together with collagen, is a key protein that contributes to the mechanical properties of connective tissue.

There are two types of elastases; pancreatic elastase (E.C. 3.4.21.36) and leukocyte elastase (also known as neutrophil elastase) (E.C. 3.4.21.37). Pancreatic elastase is a digestive enzyme secreted from the pancreatic acinar cells and exists in a complex with α1-antitrypsin. Leukocyte elastase is a cytoplasmic enzyme that modifies the function of natural killer cells, monocytes and granulocytes. It specifically cleaves Val-X, Ala-X, Leu-X or Met-X peptide bonds.

Elastases have a physiological role in processes such as neutrophil migration, phagocytosis and tissue remodeling, and are known to contribute to the pathology of pulmonary emphysema, cystic fibrosis, infections, inflammation and atherosclerosis.

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    Literature for Elastases

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    Elastase Gene Data

    Gene Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
    Elastase 1 Human ELA1 NM_001971 Q9UNI1
    Mouse Ela1 NM_033612 NP_291090
    Rat Ela1 NM_012552 P00773
    Elastase 2 Human ELA2 NM_001972 P08246
    Mouse Ela2 NM_015779 Q3UP87
    Rat Ela2 NM_001106767 XP_234883
    Elastase 2A Mouse Ela2a NM_007919 P05208
    Rat Ela2a NM_012553 P00774
    Elastase 3A Human ELA3A NM_005747 P09093
    Mouse Ela3 NM_026419 NP_080695
    Elastase 3B Human ELA3B NM_007352 P08861
    Rat Ela3b NM_001106692 XP_216566