Acting on peptide bonds (peptidases);
Dipeptidyl-peptidases and tripeptidyl-peptidases
Hydrolysis of Xaa-Xaa-Pro!Yaa- releasing the N-terminal tripeptide of a peptide with Pro as the third residue (position P1) and where Yaa is not proline
This cell-surface-associated serine exopeptidase is found in the Gram-negative, anaerobic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, which has been implicated in adult periodontal disease . The enzyme releases the N-terminal tripeptide of peptides, such as interleukin-6. It has an absolute requirement for a proline residue at the P1 position but is completely inactivated by a proline residue at the P1' position . The size of the peptide does not affect the rate of reaction .