Unique Biochemical and Biological Features of Cathepsin D in Rodent Lymphoid Tissues

  • William E. Bowers
  • John Panagides
  • Nagasumi Yago
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


During the course of studies on lysosomes in rat thoracic duct lymphocytes (TDL), it was found that cathepsin D, a typical lysosomal enzyme in most cells and tissues, did not show the same distribution as the other lysosomal acid hydrolases after fractionation. In this paper, we report some of our findings concerning the unique properties of this rat TDL enzyme.


Lysosomal Enzyme Acid Hydrolase Molecular Weight Form High Molecular Weight Form Cell BioI 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Bowers
    • 1
  • John Panagides
    • 1
  • Nagasumi Yago
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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