Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0008235 - metalloexopeptidase activity

Definition: Catalysis of the hydrolysis of a peptide bond not more than three residues from the N- or C-terminus of a polypeptide chain by a mechanism in which water acts as a nucleophile, one or two metal ions hold the water molecule in place, and charged amino acid side chains are ligands for the metal ions.

Parent Classes:
GO:0008237 - metallopeptidase activity,
GO:0008238 - exopeptidase activity

Child Classes:
GO:0004181 - metallocarboxypeptidase activity (2),
GO:0070006 - metalloaminopeptidase activity (1),
GO:0070573 - metallodipeptidase activity (2)

Term Members:
methionine aminopeptidase (map),
Xaa-Pro dipeptidase (pepQ),
aminopeptidase A/I (pepA),
aminopeptidase B (pepB),

Unification Links: GO:0008235

Relationship Links: Reactome:RELATED-TO:REACT_27316

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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