IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: γ-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelate peptidase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of γ-D-glutamyl bonds to the L-terminus (position 7) of meso-diaminopimelic acid (meso-A2pm) in 7-(L-Ala-γ-D-Glu)-meso-A2pm and 7-(L-Ala-γ-D-Glu)-7-(D-Ala)-meso-A2pm. It is required that the D-terminal amino and carboxy groups of meso-A2pm are unsubstituted

Other names: endopeptidase I; γ-D-glutamyldiaminopimelate endopeptidase; γ-D-glutamyl-L-meso-diaminopimelate peptidoglycan hydrolase; γ-glutamyl-L-meso-diaminopimelyl endopeptidase; γ-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelate endopeptidase; γ-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelic peptidoglycan hydrolase; γ-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelic endopeptidase; γ-D-glutamyl-meso-D-aminopimelic endopeptidase

Comments: A 45-kDa metallopeptidase from Bacillus sphaericus, the substrates being components of the bacterial spore wall. A member of peptidase family M14 (carboxypeptidase A family). Endopeptidase II has similar activity, but differs in cellular location, molecular mass and catalytic mechanism [3]

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 62572-28-5


1. Arminjon, F., Guinand, M., Vacheron, M.-J. and Michel, G. Specificity profiles of the membrane-bound γ-D-glutamyl-(L)meso-diaminopimelate endopeptidase and LD-carboxypeptidase from Bacillus sphaericus 9602. Eur. J. Biochem. 73 (1977) 557-565. [PMID: 849747]

2. Garnier, M., Vacheron, M.-J., Guinard, M. and Michel, G. Purification and partial characterization of the extracellular γ-D-glutamyl-(L)meso-diaminopimelate endopeptidase I, from Bacillus sphaericus NCTC 9602. Eur. J. Biochem. 148 (1985) 539-543. [PMID: 3922755]

3. Hourdou, M.-L., Guinand, M., Vacheron, M.-J., Michel, G., Denoroy, L., Duez, C., Englebert, S., Joris, B., Weber, G. and Ghuysen, J.-M. Characterization of the sporulation-related γ-D-glutamyl-(L)meso-diaminopimelic-acid-hydrolysing peptidase I of Bacillus sphaericus NCTC 9602 as a member of the metallo(zinc) carboxypeptidase A family. Modular design of the protein. Biochem. J. 292 (1993) 563-570. [PMID: 8503890]

[EC created 1996]

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