Identification and characterization of aminopeptidases from Aplysia californica.

@article{Bawab1992IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterization of aminopeptidases from Aplysia californica.},
  author={Wafa Bawab and Emmanuelle Querido and Philippe Crine and Luc Desgroseillers},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={286 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={967-75}
}
Aminopeptidase activities were identified in extracts of kidney, ovotestis, head ganglia, heart and haemolymph of Aplysia californica. These enzyme preparations hydrolysed [3H][Leu]enkephalin at the Try-1-Gly-2 bond as determined by h.p.l.c. analysis of cleavage products. In all these tissues, enkephalin-degrading aminopeptidase activities were present both in membrane-bound and cytosolic fractions. The bivalent-cation-chelating agent, 1,10-phenanthroline, inhibited kidney membrane… CONTINUE READING
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