astacin

astacin

[′as·tə·sən]
(biochemistry)
C40H48O4 A red carotenoid ketone pigment found in crustaceans, as in the shell of a boiled lobster.
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1999) established that myosinases occurred in nonmuscle tissues, and they identified a new form (myosinase III) that had sequence homology to the astacin group of zinc-dependent endopeptidases (Titani et al.
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Astacins, serralysins, snake venom and matrix metalloproteinases exhibit identical zinc-binding environments (HEXXHXXGXXH and Met-turn) and topologies and should be grouped into a common family, the 'metzincins'.