Immunoaffinity purification and characterization of native placental leucine aminopeptidase/oxytocinase from human placenta.

cDNA cloning of placental leucine aminopeptidase (P-LAP)/cystinyl aminopeptidase (CAP)/oxytocinase demonstrated that this enzyme is a type II integral membrane protein, which means that native P-LAP, found in placenta, is membrane-bound and that the soluble form of this enzyme, found in maternal sera, is most likely derived from the native form. The… CONTINUE READING