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Bioorg Med Chem. 1998 Oct;6(10):1775-80.

The specificity of prolyl endopeptidase from Flavobacterium meningoseptum: mapping the S' subsites by positional scanning via acyl transfer.

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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Leipzig, Germany.


The S1'-S3' subsite specificity of prolyl endopeptidase from Flavobacterium meningoseptum was studied by acyl transfer to libraries of amino acid amides and peptides. Whereas the S1' and S3' subsites influence the specificity for the amino component by approximately one order of magnitude, the S2' subsite possesses a markedly higher specificity. Besides the high specificity for hydrophobic residues at P1'-P3', proline was efficiently bound by the S2' and S3' subsites of the enzyme. In contrast, no binding of P1' proline-containing peptides was observed. It could be demonstrated that the specificity of the S' subsite is not restricted to L-amino acids. Effective P'-S' interactions were also found for beta- and gamma-amino acids indicating that the enzyme does not form close contacts to the backbone of P1' and P2' amino acid residues.

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