Crystal structure of porcine cathepsin H determined at 2.1 A resolution: location of the mini-chain C-terminal carboxyl group defines cathepsin H aminopeptidase function.Guncar, G., Podobnik, M., Pungercar, J., Strukelj, B., Turk, V., Turk, D.
(1998) Structure 6: 51-61
- PubMed: 9493267
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(98)00007-0
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- PubMed Abstract:
Cathepsin H is a lysosomal cysteine protease, involved in intracellular protein degradation. It is the only known mono-aminopeptidase in the papain-like family and is reported to be involved in tumor metastasis. The cathepsin H structure was determined in order to investigate the structural basis for its aminopeptidase activity and thus to provide the basis for structure-based design of synthetic inhibitors.
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