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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Meprins are zinc metalloproteases of the astacin family that are abundantly expressed in the brush border membranes (BBM) of kidney proximal tubules and small intestines [1,2].
A zinc proteinase member of the astacin family was identified in P.
Bond, "Activation mechanism of meprins, members of the astacin metalloendopeptidase family," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
[2.] 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.
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'.