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Keyword Aspartyl protease

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    DefinitionProteolytic enzyme with an aspartate residue (Asp) in its active site. There are many families of aspartyl proteases. The most well known one is the pepsin family (A1 in MEROPS classification) which is known to exist in vertebrates, fungi, plants, retroviruses and some plant viruses.
    Synonyms Acid protease
    Aspartate protease
    Aspartic protease
    Aspartic proteinase
    Aspartic-type endopeptidase
    Aspartyl proteinase
    CategoryMolecular function
    GOiaspartic-type endopeptidase activity [ GO:0004190 ]
    GraphicalMolecular functionAspartyl proteaseProteaseHydrolase
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