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Accepted name: methionyl aminopeptidase
Reaction: Release of N-terminal amino acids, preferentially methionine, from peptides and arylamides
Other name(s): methionine aminopeptidase; peptidase M; L-methionine aminopeptidase; MAP
Comments: Membrane-bound enzyme present in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Type example of peptidase family M24. Releases methionine from nascent peptides
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, MEROPS, PDB, CAS registry number: 61229-81-0
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3.  Freitas, J.O., Jr., Termignoni, C. and Guimaraes, J.A. Methionine aminopeptidase associated with liver mitochondria and microsomes. Int. J. Biochem. 17 (1985) 1285–1291. [PMID: 3937747]
4.  Ben-Bassat, A., Bauer, K., Chang, S.-Y., Myambo, K., Boosman, A. and Chang, S. Processing of the initiation methionine from proteins: properties of Escherichia coli methionine aminopeptidase and its gene structure. J. Bacteriol. 169 (1987) 751–757. [PMID: 3027045]
5.  Roderick, S.L. and Mathews, B.W. Crystallization of methionine aminopeptidase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 263 (1988) 16531. [PMID: 89034132]
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