IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: membrane Pro-Xaa carboxypeptidase

Reaction: Release of a C-terminal residue other than proline, by preferential cleavage of a prolyl bond

Other names: carboxypeptidase P; microsomal carboxypeptidase; membrane Pro-X carboxypeptidase

Comments: One of the renal brush border exopeptidases

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9075-64-3


1. Dehm, P. and Nordwig, A. The cleavage of prolyl peptides by kidney peptidases. Isolation of a microsomal carboxypeptidase from swine kidney. Eur. J. Biochem. 17 (1970) 372-377. [PMID: 5500406]

2. Booth, A.G., Hubbard, L.M.L. and Kenny, A.J. Proteins of the kidney microvillar membrane. Immunoelectrophoretic analysis of the membrane hydrolase: identification and resolution of the detergent- and proteinase-solubilized forms. Biochem. J. 179 (1979) 397-405. [PMID: 486090]

3. Hedeager-Sorensen, S. and Kenny, A.J. Proteins of the kidney microvillar membrane. Purification and properties of carboxypeptidase P from pig kidneys. Biochem. J. 229 (1985) 251-257. [PMID: 4038259]

[EC created 1992]

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