pentapeptidase

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pentapeptide +‎ -ase

Noun[edit]

pentapeptidase (plural pentapeptidases)

  1. (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[1], 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.