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pentapeptidase (plural pentapeptidases)
- (biochemistry) Any enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of a pentapeptide
- 2015 August 11, Djalal Meziane-Cherif et al., “Structural and Functional Adaptation of Vancomycin Resistance VanT Serine Racemases”, in mBio, volume 6, DOI:10.1128/mBio.00806-15:
- VanY, a d -Ala- d -Ala-specific pentapeptidase, evolved into VanXY through acquisition of the “bisubstrate loop,” which added hydrolysis of d -Ala- d -Ala to that of a d -Ala- d -Ala-containing pentapeptide.