Accepted name: leucolysin
Reaction: Cleavage of Phe1┼Val, His5┼Leu, Ala14┼Leu, Gly20┼Glu, Gly23┼Phe and Phe24┼Phe bonds in insulin B chain as well as N-blocked dipeptides
Other name(s): Leucostoma neutral proteinase; Leucostoma peptidase A
Comments: From the venom of the western cottonmouth moccasin snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma).
1.  Wagner, F.W., Spiekerman, A.M. and Prescott, J.M. Leucostoma peptidase A. Isolation and physical properties. J. Biol. Chem. 243 (1968) 4486–4493. [PMID: 5684005]
2.  Spiekerman, A.M., Fredericks, K.K., Wagner, F.W. and Prescott, J.M. Leucostoma peptidase A: a metalloprotease from snake venom. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 293 (1973) 464–475. [PMID: 4711816]
[EC created 1978]

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