EC 22.214.171.124 - β-Ala-His dipeptidase
IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
- Preferential hydrolysis of the β-Ala┼His dipeptide (carnosine), and also anserine, Xaa┼His dipeptides and other dipeptides including homocarnosine.
Present in the serum of humans and higher primates, but not in the serum of other mammals. Activated by Cd2+ and citrate.
Links to other databases
Human serum carnosinase: characterization, distinction from cellular carnosinase, and activation by cadmium.Clin. Chim. Acta 123: 221-231 (1982). [PMID: 7116644]
Purification and properties of human serum carnosinase.Clin. Chim. Acta 196: 193-206 (1991). [PMID: 1903095]
[EC 126.96.36.199 created 1992]