The FAXWXXT motif in the carboxyl terminus of Vibrio mimicus metalloprotease is involved in binding to collagen.


We have shown previously that the C-terminal region of the extracellular metalloprotease of Vibrio mimicus (VMC) is essential for collagenase activity. Here, we demonstrate that deletion of 100 amino acids, but not 67 amino acids, from the C-terminus of the intact VMC protein (VMC61) abolished the collagenase activity. The intervening 33-amino acid region… (More)