The Whole of the Physical Chemical and Biochemical Processes Carried Out by Multicellular Organisms to Break Down Ingested Nutrients Into Components That May Be Easily Absorbed and Directed Into Metabolism.
The Space External to the Outermost Structure of a Cell. For Cells Without External Protective or External Encapsulating Structures This Refers to Space Outside of the Plasma Membrane. This Term Covers the Host Cell Environment Outside an Intracellular Parasite.
Catalysis of the Hydrolysis of a Peptide Bond. a Peptide Bond Is a Covalent Bond Formed When the Carbon Atom From the Carboxyl Group of One Amino Acid Shares Electrons with the Nitrogen Atom From the Amino Group of a Second Amino Acid.
Catalysis of the Hydrolysis of Peptide Bonds in a Polypeptide Chain by a Catalytic Mechanism That Involves a Catalytic Triad Consisting of a Serine Nucleophile That Is Activated by a Proton Relay Involving an Acidic Residue (e.g. Aspartate or Glutamate) and a Basic Residue (usually Histidine).