The astacin family of metalloendopeptidases.

@article{Bond1995TheAF,
  title={The astacin family of metalloendopeptidases.},
  author={Judith S. Bond and Robert J. Beynon},
  journal={Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 7},
  pages={
          1247-61
        }
}
The astacin family of metalloendopeptidases was recognized as a novel family of proteases in the 1990s. The crayfish enzyme astacin was the first characterized and is one of the smallest members of the family. More than 20 members of the family have now been identified. They have been detected in species ranging from hydra to humans, in mature and in developmental systems. Proposed functions of these proteases include activation of growth factors, degradation of polypeptides, and processing of… CONTINUE READING

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