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Cathepsin A

A carboxypeptidase that catalyzes the release of a C-terminal amino acid with a broad specificity. It also plays a role in the LYSOSOMES by protecting BETA-GALACTOSIDASE and NEURAMINIDASE from degradation. It was formerly classified as EC 3.4.12.1 and EC 3.4.21.13.

Year introduced: 2010(1995)

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.277.656.224.062, D08.811.277.656.350.245.260, D08.811.277.656.959.200

MeSH Unique ID: D043402

Registry Number: EC 3.4.16.5

Entry Terms:

  • beta-Galactosidase Protective Protein
  • beta Galactosidase Protective Protein
  • BGPP
  • Serine Carboxypeptidase I
  • Carboxypeptidase Y
  • Endothelin Degradation Enzyme
  • Lysosomal Protective Protein
  • Acid Carboxypeptidase
  • Carboxypeptidase C

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