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Entry
EC 3.4.19.7                 Enzyme                                 

Name
N-formylmethionyl-peptidase;
(fMet)-releasing enzyme;
formylmethionine aminopeptidase
Class
Hydrolases;
Acting on peptide bonds (peptidases);
Omega peptidases
BRITE hierarchy
Reaction(IUBMB)
Release of an N-terminal, formyl-methionyl residue from a polypeptide
Comment
Highly specific for N-formylmethionyl peptides. Will not cleave methionyl peptides or N-formyl derivatives of amino acids other than methionine. Isolated from rat liver. Inhibited by heavy metals and activated by Cl-
History
EC 3.4.19.7 created 1992
Reference
1  [PMID:7437450]
  Authors
Suda H, Yamamoto K, Aoyagi T, Umezawa H.
  Title
Purification and properties of N-formylmethionine aminopeptidase from rat liver.
  Journal
Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 616 (1980) 60-7.
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CAS: 
76106-80-4

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