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Accepted name: clostripain
Reaction: Preferential cleavage: Arg┼, including Arg┼Pro, but not Lys-
Other name(s): clostridiopeptidase B; clostridium histolyticum proteinase B; α-clostridipain; clostridiopeptidase
Comments: From the bacterium Clostridium histolyticum. It requires Ca2+ ions and is inhibited by EDTA. Type example of peptidase family C11.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, MEROPS, CAS registry number: 9028-00-6
1.  Mitchell, W.M. Cleavage at arginine residues by clostripain. Methods Enzymol. 47 (1977) 165–170. [DOI] [PMID: 927173]
2.  Gilles, A.-M., Imhoff, J.-M. and Keil, B. α-Clostripain. Chemical characterization, activity, and thiol content of the highly active form of clostripain. J. Biol. Chem. 254 (1979) 1462–1468. [PMID: 762145]
3.  Gilles, A.-M., Lecroisey, A. and Keil, B. Primary structure of α-clostripain light chain. Eur. J. Biochem. 145 (1984) 469–476. [DOI] [PMID: 6391922]
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