Structure and function of plant aspartic proteinases.

  title={Structure and function of plant aspartic proteinases.},
  author={Isaura Sim{\~o}es and Carlos Faro},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  volume={271 11},
Aspartic proteinases of the A1 family are widely distributed among plant species and have been purified from a variety of tissues. They are most active at acidic pH, are specifically inhibited by pepstatin A and contain two aspartic residues indispensible for catalytic activity. The three-dimensional structure of two plant aspartic proteinases has been determined, sharing significant structural similarity with other known structures of mammalian aspartic proteinases. With a few exceptions, the… CONTINUE READING
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