|Proteolytic enzymes in nematodes|
Dr. Masler's interest in the proteolytic enzymes in nematodes
Specific proteolytic enzymes involved with the regulation of peptide levels are being examined as potential targets to control nematodes. Inhibitors can be highly specific, thus having no effect beyond the target nematode. Genes for proteolytic enzymes that may be involved in peptide synthesis and hatching have been isolated, and proteolytic enzymes that destroy specific peptides are being characterized.