EC - Membrane alanyl aminopeptidase

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Accepted name:
membrane alanyl aminopeptidase
Other names:
L-alanine aminopeptidase
alanine aminopeptidase
alanine-specific aminopeptidase
alanyl aminopeptidase
aminopeptidase M
aminopeptidase N
cysteinylglycine dipeptidase
membrane aminopeptidase I
microsomal aminopeptidase
particle-bound aminopeptidase
pseudo leucine aminopeptidase
membrane alanine aminopeptidase
peptidase E
Systematic name:




A zinc enzyme, not activated by heavy metal ions. Type example of peptidase family M1. Formerly EC

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , MEROPS , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00129
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004179
CAS Registry Number: 9054-63-1
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (28) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Wachsmuth, D., Fritze, I. and Pfleiderer, G.
    An aminopeptidase occurring in pig kidney. I. An improved method of preparation. Physical and enzymatic properties.
    Biochemistry 5 : 169-174 (1966). [PMID: 5938934]
  2. Kim, Y.S. and Brophy, E.J.
    Rat intestinal brush border membrane peptidases. I. Solubilization, purification of two different forms of enzyme.
    J. Biol. Chem. 251 : 3199-3205 (1976). [PMID: 931983]
  3. Gray, G.M. and Santiago, N.A.
    Intestinal surface amino-oligopeptidases. I. Isolation of two weight isomers and their subunits from rat brush border.
    J. Biol. Chem. 252 : 4922-4928 (1977). [PMID: 873921]
  4. Sjöström, H., Norén, O., Jeppesen, L., Staun, M., Svensson, B. and Christiansen, L.
    Purification of different amphiphilic forms of a microvillus aminopeptidase from pig small intestine using immunoadsorbent chromatography.
    Eur. J. Biochem. 88 : 503-511 (1978). [PMID: 357150]
  5. Ferracci, H. and Maroux, S.
    Rabbit intestinal aminopeptidase N. Purification and molecular properties.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 599 : 448-463 (1980). [PMID: 6105876]

[EC created 1961 as EC, transferred 1972 to EC (EC created 1961 as EC, transferred 1972 to EC, incorporated 1997)]