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Accepted name: cathepsin H
Reaction: Hydrolysis of proteins, acting as an aminopeptidase (notably, cleaving Arg┼ bonds) as well as an endopeptidase
Other name(s): cathepsin B3; benzoylarginine-naphthylamide (BANA) hydrolase (obsolete); cathepsin Ba, aleurain; N-benzoylarginine-β-naphthylamide hydrolase
Comments: Present in lysosomes of mammalian cells. In peptidase family C1 (papain family)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, MEROPS, PDB, CAS registry number: 60748-73-4
1.  Barrett, A.J. and Kirschke, H. Cathepsin B, cathepsin H and cathepsin L. Methods Enzymol. 80 (1981) 535–561. [PMID: 7043200]
2.  Brömme, D., Bescherer, K., Kirschke, H. and Fittkau, S. Enzyme-substrate interactions in the hydrolysis of peptides by cathepsins B and H from rat liver. Biochem. J. 245 (1987) 381–385. [PMID: 3663163]
3.  Fuchs, R., Machleidt, W. and Gassen, H.G. Molecular cloning and sequencing of a cDNA coding for mature human kidney cathepsin H. Biol. Chem. Hoppe-Seyler 369 (1988) 469–475. [PMID: 2849458]
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