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Accepted name: α-lytic endopeptidase
Reaction: Preferential cleavage: Ala┼, Val┼ in bacterial cell walls, elastin and other proteins
Other name(s): myxobacter α-lytic proteinase; α-lytic proteinase; α-lytic protease; Mycobacterium sorangium α-lytic proteinase; Myxobacter 495 α-lytic proteinase; Myxobacter α-lytic proteinase
Comments: From the myxobacterium Lysobacter enzymogenes. In peptidase family S1 (trypsin family)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, MEROPS, PDB, CAS registry number: 37288-76-9
1.  Olson, M.O.J., Nagabushan, N., Dzwiniel, M., Smillie, L.B. and Whitaker, D.R. Primary structure of α-lytic protease: a bacterial homologue of the pancreatic serine proteases. Nature 228 (1970) 438–442. [PMID: 5482494]
2.  Polgár, L. Structure and function of serine proteases. In: Neuberger, A. and Brocklehurst, K. (Ed.), New Comprehensive Biochemistry: Hydrolytic Enzymes, vol. 16, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1987, pp. 159–200.
3.  Epstein, D.M. and Wensink, P.C. The α-lytic protease gene of Lysobacter enzymogenes. The nucleotide sequence predicts a large prepro-peptide with homology to pro-peptides of other chymotrypsin-like enzymes. J. Biol. Chem. 263 (1988) 16586–16590. [PMID: 3053694]
4.  Bone, R., Frank, D., Kettner, C.A. and Agard, D.A. Structural analysis of specificity: α-lytic protease complexes with analogues of reaction intermediates. Biochemistry 28 (1989) 7600–7609. [PMID: 2611204]
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