IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: alanine carboxypeptidase

Reaction: Release of a C-terminal alanine from a peptide or a variety of pteroyl or acyl groups

Other names: N-benzoyl-L-alanine-amidohydrolase

Comments: From soil bacteria. The enzyme from Corynebacterium equi also hydrolyses N-benzoylglycine and N-benzoyl-L-aminobutyric acid. Formerly EC

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-70-3


1. Levy, C.C. and Goldman, P. Bacterial peptidases. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 4467-4472. [PMID: 5806587]

2. Miyagawa, E., Takahiro, H. and Yoshinobu, M. Purification and properties of N-benzoyl-L-alanine amidohydrolase from Corynebacterium equii. Agric. Biol. Chem. 50 (1986) 1527-1531

[EC created 1972 as EC, transferred 1978 to EC]

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