Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0070006 - metalloaminopeptidase activity

Definition: Catalysis of the hydrolysis of N-terminal amino acid residues from 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:0004177 - aminopeptidase activity ,
GO:0008235 - metalloexopeptidase activity

Term Members:
methionine aminopeptidase (map)

Unification Links: GO:0070006

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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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