aminopeptidase


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a·mi·no·pep·ti·dase

(ă-mē'nō-pep'ti-dāz),
Enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of a peptide, removing the amino acyl residue at the amino end of the chain (that is, an n-exopeptidase); found in intestinal secretions.

aminopeptidase

(ə-mē′nō-pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′, ăm′ə-)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal peptide bond of a polypeptide from the end that contains a free amino group.

aminopeptidase

Any of the hydrolases–enzymes, which catalyze the removal of amino terminal amino acids or dipeptides from a protein or peptide

a·mi·no·pep·ti·dase

(ă-mē'nō-pep'ti-dās)
[EC sub-group 3.4.11] Enzyme catalyzing the breakdown of a peptide, removing the aminoacid at the amino end of the chain (i.e., an exopeptidase); found in intestinal secretions.

aminopeptidase

an enzyme that catalyses the sequential hydrolysis of amino acids in a polypeptide chain from the N-terminal.

aminopeptidase

an enzyme produced by the intestinal mucosa which completes the process of protein digestion by hydrolyzing the amino-terminal amino acids of peptides and some proteins, after the initial breakdown of protein to peptides has already taken place, e.g. the enzyme that removes the methionine coded by the initiation codon AUG.
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The activity of the mutant enzymes was characterized with amino acid naphthylamide (NA) substrates and aminopeptidase inhibitors.
vulnificus and identified it as phosphoglucose isomerase with a novel lysyl aminopeptidase activity.
Purified DAT was incubated with either leucine aminopeptidase (20 [micro]g/ml) at 37[degrees]C for 2 h or pfu aminopeptidase 1 (20 [micro]g/ml) at 75[degrees]C for 2 h.
Additional isoenzyme markers are currently being sought, including leucine aminopeptidase (LAP), which has been resolved with the same buffers as MDH.
purpurescens, a member of a carnivorous clade, appears adapted to a high-protein diet because it showed higher trypsin and aminopeptidase but lower amylase activity than the other fishes, and, uniquely, increased trypsin activity when fed the high protein diet.
Paper disks impregnated with a combination of NGL and PRO are used to detect galactosaminidase and L-proline aminopeptidase enzymes respectively in C.
Resazurin reduction time and color absorbance of recovered bacteria proved to be slightly better indicators of bacterial numbers than fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis and aminopeptidase activity.
3 that Encode Human Soluble Aminopeptidase P" claims contiguous DNA (and corresponding RNA) sequence segments encoding soluble aminopeptidase P that is believed to be important in the maturation and degradation of peptide hormones, neuropeptides, and tachykinins, as well as in the digestion of otherwise resistant dietary protein fragments, complementing the pancreatic peptidases.