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Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Manu Platt, Georgia Institute of Technology

Caption: Research led by Manu Platt, an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, has shown for the first time that members of the cathepsin family of proteases can attack one another -- instead of the protein substrates they normally degrade.

Credit: Georgia Tech Photo: Gary Meek

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