Protease is the name given to a class of enzymes that catalyze protein catabolism by hydrolysis of the peptide bonds linking amino acids together. Proteases have evolved to perform these reactions by numerous different mechanisms and are found in animals, plants, bacteria, archaea, and viruses, highlighting the important role that they play in all forms of life on Earth. Proteases are involved in protein processing, regulation of protein function, apoptosis, viral pathogenesis, digestion, photosynthesis, and numerous other vital processes.

Proteases also offer a valuable target in many therapeutic settings, including Alzheimer’s, cancer, and viral infection. In fact, one of the most widely-used classes of anti-viral therapeutics is protease inhibitors, which are used to treat both HIV and HCV infections.

BPS offers a wide selection of protease products in addition to  protease screening and profiling services.


Catalog #
  1. 3CL Protease (MERS-CoV) Substrate
    2 citations

    50 µl
    1 mg
    10 mg

    As low as $325
  2. 3CL Protease, MBP-tagged (SARS-CoV-2) Assay Kit
    54 citations

    96 reactions
    384 reactions

    As low as $910
  3. 3CL Protease, Untagged (SARS-CoV-2) Assay Kit
    34 citations

    96 reactions
    384 reactions

    As low as $865
  4. ACE2 Lentivirus
    5 citations
    500 µl x 2
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