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Georgia Institute of Technology Research News

Cathepsin Prediction (2 of 2)

Caption: Georgia Tech/Emory biomedical engineering assistant professor Manu Platt (standing) and graduate student Keon-Young Park examine gels that display the activity levels of cathepsins -- protein-degrading enzymes known to accelerate atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and cancer. In a new study, the researchers developed a technique to predict from a blood sample the amount of cathepsins a specific person would produce.

Credit: Georgia Tech Photo: Gary Meek

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