Aminopeptidases of the Genus Streptomyces
Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička c. 54, HR-10001 Zagreb, Croatia
Received January 19, 1999
Accepted February 15, 1999
Streptomyces, aminopeptidase, physiological role, utilization
This review surveys aminopeptidases from various Streptomyces species, which have been studied so far. Leucine preferring, basic amino acids preferring, proline specific, dipeptidyl, tripeptidyl and antibiotic altering aminopeptidases are described. Their physico-chemical characteristics, catalytic properties and available structure elements are compared with the data for aminopeptidases from other bacteria. Possible physiological role of these enzymes is deduced, and prospects for their utilization are presented.
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