Biochemical characterization of deblocking aminopeptidases from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus kodakarensis KOD1.


Deblocking aminopeptidase (DAP) is an exoprotease that can release N-terminal amino acids from blocked peptides. Three DAP homologous (TkDAP1, TkDAP2, and TkDAP3) are annotated in the genome data base of Thermococcus kodakarensis KOD1. TkDAP2 and TkDAP3 were identified as proteins that are overexpressed in response to heat and oxidative stress by two… (More)