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EC 3.4.23.2     
Accepted name: pepsin B
Reaction: Degradation of gelatin; little activity on hemoglobin. Specificity on B chain of insulin more restricted than that of pepsin A; does not cleave at Phe1-Val, Gln4-His or Gly23-Phe
Other name(s): parapepsin I; pig gelatinase
Comments: Formed from pig pepsinogen B. In peptidase family A1 (pepsin A family)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, MEROPS, CAS registry number: 9025-48-3
References:
1.  Ryle, A.P. The porcine pepsins and pepsinogens. Methods Enzymol. 19 (1970) 316–336.
[EC 3.4.23.2 created 1961 as EC 3.4.4.2, transferred 1972 to EC 3.4.23.2, modified 1986]
 
 


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