aminopeptidases


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aminopeptidases

Enzymes that break the peptide bond of the amino acid at the end of a POLYPEPTIDE chain. Aminopeptidases occur in the small intestine and participate in the digestive breakdown of proteins to free amino acids.
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In lepidopteran larvae, aminopeptidase N (APN) is one of at least 4 Cry1A protein-binding toxins (Bravo et al.
It is believed that the tendency is genetically determined and related to polymorphic variants in genes that modulate the activity of aminopeptidases (22).
This modification protects it against aminopeptidase degradation, and improves receptor activation and signal transduction in vitro (11).
Enzyme activity was virtually unaffected when light organ homogenates were incubated with a protease inhibitor cocktail containing inhibitors specific to serine, cysteine, aspartic, and aminopeptidases, but no MMP inhibitors; however, this cocktail markedly reduced the gelatinase activity of digestive gland homogenates.
Plasmodium berghei: Induction of aminopeptidase in malaria-resistant strain of Anopheles gambiae.
Genetic characterization of pepP, which encodes an aminopeptidase P whose deficiency does not affect Lactococcus lactis growth in milk, unlike deficiency of the X-prolyl dipeptidyl aminopeptidase.
Two first founded motif, EGF_1 and VWFC_1 are common motifs of aminopeptidases (Figure 6).
Purification and characterization of a Cl- activated aminopeptidase from bovine skeletal muscle.
Ceron Salamanca: Minireview and hypothesis: homology modelling of Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidac) aminopeptidase N receptor.
If Met-containing peptides are utilized, aminopeptidases could be involved in providing Met to the intracellular enzyme.
Seed esterases, leucine aminopeptidases, and catalases of species of the genus Gossypium.
Aminopeptidases (APs) generally are zinc metalloenzymes used in clinical chemistry as markers of disease, and APs also play a physiological role in the regulation of several biologically active peptides (4).