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Accepted name: Xaa-methyl-His dipeptidase
Reaction: Hydrolysis of anserine (β-alanyl┼Nπ-methyl-L-histidine), carnosine, homocarnosine, glycyl┼leucine and other dipeptides with broad specificity
Other name(s): anserinase; aminoacyl-methylhistidine dipeptidase; acetylhistidine deacetylase; N-acetylhistidine deacetylase; α-N-acetyl-L-histidine aminohydrolase; X-methyl-His dipeptidase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9027-38-7
1.  Jones, N.R. The free amino acids of fish. 1-Methylhistidine and β-alanine liberation by skeletal muscle anserinase of codling (Gadus callarias). Biochem. J. 60 (1955) 81–87. [PMID: 14363188]
2.  Baslow, M.H. and Lenney, J.F. α-N-Acetyl-L-histidine amidohydrolase activity from the brain of the skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis. Can. J. Biochem. 45 (1967) 337–340. [PMID: 6067033]
3.  Lenney, J.F., Baslow, M.H. and Sugiyama, G.H. Similarity of tuna N-acetylhistidine deacetylase and cod fish anserinase. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B Comp. Biochem. 61 (1978) 253–258. [PMID: 318374]
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