EC 126.96.36.199 - Cathepsin S
IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
- Similar to cathepsin L, but with much less activity on Z-Phe-Arg┼NHMec, and more activity on the Z-Val-Val-Arg┼ compound.
A lysosomal cysteine endopeptidase that is unusual amongst such enzymes for its stability to neutral pH. In peptidase family C1 (papain family).
Links to other databases
Acid sulphydryl protease from calf lymph nodes.Biochim. Biophys. Acta 403: 514-520 (1975). [PMID: 1182153]
The specificity of bovine spleen cathepsin S. A comparison with rat liver cathepsins L and B.Biochem. J. 264: 475-485 (1989). [PMID: 2604727]
Cathepsin S from bovine spleen. Purification, distribution, intracellular localization and action on proteins.Biochem. J. 264: 467-473 (1989). [PMID: 2690828]
[EC 188.8.131.52 created 1992]