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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A zinc proteinase member of the astacin family was identified in P.
Sterchi EE, Stocker W, Bond JS (2008) Meprins, membrane-bound and secreted astacin metalloproteinase.
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.
A developmental^ regulated metalloproteasa secreted by host-stimulated Ancylostoma caninum third- stage infective larvae is a member of the astacin family of proteases.
Identification and characterization of hydra metalloproteinase 2 (HMP2): a meprin-like astacin metalloproteinase that functions in foot morphogenesis.
Interestingly, one of the VEB genes, SPAN, encodes a member of the astacin protease family.
The matrix metalloproteinases or matrixins (MMPs) are members of the large metzincin superfamily such as the astacins, serralysins, reprolysins, and adamalysins or disintegrin metalloproteinases (ADAMs).
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'.