Peptidase S8 family domain in Tripeptidyl aminopeptidases_II
Tripeptidyl aminopeptidases II are member of the peptidase S8 or Subtilase family. Subtilases, or subtilisin-like serine proteases, have an Asp/His/Ser catalytic triad similar to that found in trypsin-like proteases, but do not share their three-dimensional structure (an example of convergent evolution). Tripeptidyl aminopeptidase II removes tripeptides from the free N terminus of oligopeptides as well as having endoproteolytic activity. Some tripeptidyl aminopeptidases have been shown to cleave tripeptides and small peptides, e.g. angiotensin II and glucagon, while others are believed to be involved in MHC I processing.