MetaCyc Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical ReactionsProtein-Modification Reactions
Reactions Classified By SubstrateMacromolecule ReactionsProtein-ReactionsProtein-Modification Reactions

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The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: peptidyl-glycinamidase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: carboxyamidase, peptidyl carboxy-amidase, peptidyl-aminoacylamidase, carboxamidopeptidase, peptidyl amino acid amide hydrolase

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): 50.26848Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Enzyme Commission Summary:
The enzyme catalyses the cleavage of C-terminal glycinamide from polypeptides.

Inactivates vasopressin and oxytocin by splitting off glycinamide. Also cleaves ester substrates of trypsin and chymotrypsin. Although glycinamide is by far the preferred leaving group, other aminoacylamides may also be released, e.g. phenylalaninamide. The toad skin enzyme is inhibited by diisopropyl fluorophosphate.

Citations: [Nardacci75, Simmons80]

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Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

Nardacci75: Nardacci NJ, Mukhopadhyay S, Campbell BJ (1975). "Partial purification and characterization of the antidiuretic hormone-inactivating enzyme from renal plasma membranes." Biochim Biophys Acta 377(1);146-57. PMID: 1122284

Simmons80: Simmons WH, Walter R (1980). "Carboxamidopeptidase: purification and characterization of a neurohypophyseal hormone inactivating peptidase from toad skin." Biochemistry 19(1);39-48. PMID: 6766314

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