IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cysteinylglycine-S-conjugate dipeptidase

Reaction: an [L-cysteinylglycine]-S-conjugate + H2O = an L-cysteine-S-conjugate + glycine

Other name(s): tpdA (gene name); LAP3 (gene name)

Systematic name: cysteinylglycine-S-conjugate dipeptide hydrolase

Comments: The enzyme participates in a widespread glutathione-mediated detoxification pathway. In animals the activity is usually catalysed by enzymes that have numerous additional activities, such as EC , leucyl aminopeptidase, EC, membrane alanyl aminopeptidase, and EC, membrane dipeptidase. However, in the bacterium Corynebacterium sp. Ax20, which degrades axillary secretions, the enzyme appears to be specific for this task.

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1. SEMENZA G Chromatographic purification of cysteinyl-glycinase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 24 (1957) 401-413. [PMID: 13436444]

2. Rankin, B.B., McIntyre, T.M. and Curthoys, N.P. Brush border membrane hydrolysis of S-benzyl-cysteine-p-nitroanilide, and activity of aminopeptidase M. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 96 (1980) 991-996. [PMID: 6108111]

3. Hirota, T., Nishikawa, Y., Takahagi, H., Igarashi, T. and Kitagawa, H. Simultaneous purification and properties of dehydropeptidase-I and aminopeptidase-M from rat kidney. Res Commun Chem Pathol Pharmacol 49 (1985) 435-445. [PMID: 2865778]

4. Josch, C., Klotz, L.O. and Sies, H. Identification of cytosolic leucyl aminopeptidase (EC as the major cysteinylglycine-hydrolysing activity in rat liver. Biol. Chem. 384 (2003) 213-218. [PMID: 12675513]

5. Emter, R. and Natsch, A. The sequential action of a dipeptidase and a β-lyase is required for the release of the human body odorant 3-methyl-3-sulfanylhexan-1-ol from a secreted Cys-Gly-(S) conjugate by Corynebacteria. J. Biol. Chem 283 (2008) 20645-20652. [PMID: 18515361]

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