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Proteolytic Enzymes: Serine and Cysteine Peptidases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121821456, 9780080883571

Proteolytic Enzymes: Serine and Cysteine Peptidases, Volume 244

1st Edition

Editors in Chief: John Abelson Melvin Simon
Serial Volume Editor: Alan Barrett
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121821456
eBook ISBN: 9780080883571
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th November 1994
Page Count: 765
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Table of Contents

A.J. Barrett, Classification of Peptidases. Serine Peptidases: N.D. Rawlings and A.J. Barrett, Families of Serine Peptidases. J.R. Hoidal, N.V. Rao, and B. Gray, Myeloblastin: Leukocyte Proteinase 3. M.M. Simon and M.D. Kramer, Granzyme A. M.C. Peitsch and J. Tschopp, Granzyme B. L.B. Schwartz, Tryptase: A Mast Cell Serine Protease. K. Kurachi, A. Torres-Rosado, and A. Tsuji, Hepsin. J.J. Birktoft and K. Breddam, Glutamyl Endopeptidases. F. Sakiyama and T. Masaki, Lysyl Endopeptidase of Achromobacter lyticus. A.G. Plaut and W.W. Bachovchin, IgA-Specific Prolyl Endopeptidases: Serine Type. C. Brenner, A. Bevan, and R.S. Fuller, Biochemical and Genetic Methods for Analyzing Specificity and Activity of Precursor-Processing Enzyme: Yeast Kex2 Protease, Kexin. K. Nakayama, Purification of Recombinant Soluble Forms of Furin Produced in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells. N.G. Seidah and M. Chretien, Pro-Protein Convertases of Subtilisin/Kexin Family. L. Polgar, Prolyl Oligopeptidases. D. Tsuru and T. Yoshimoto, Oligopeptidase B: Protease II from Escherichia coli. Y. Ikehara, S. Ogata, and Y. Misumi, Dipeptidyl-peptidase IV from Rat Liver. W.M. Jones, A. Scaloni, and J.M. Manning, Acylaminoacyl-peptidase. S.J. Remington and K. Breddam, Carboxypeptidases C and D. B. Granier, M. Jamin, M. Adam, M. Galleni, B. Lakaye, W. Zorzi, J. Grandchamps, J.-M. Wilkin, C. Fraipont, B. Joris, C. Duez, M. Nguyen-Distoche, J. Coyette, M. Leyh-Bouille, J. Dusart, L. Christiaens, J.-M. Frore, and J.-M. Ghuysen, Serine-Type D-Ala-D-Ala Peptidases and Penicillin-Binding Proteins. J.W. Little, B. Kim, K.L. Roland, M.H. Smith, L.-L. Lin, and S.N. Slilaty, Cleavage of LexA Repressor. W.R. Tschantz and R.E. Dalbey, Bacterial Leader Peptidase 1. M.O. Lively, A.L. Newsome, and M. Nusier, Eukaryote Microsomal Signal Peptidases. M.R. Maurizi, M.W. Thompson, S.K. Singh, and S.-H. Kim, Endopeptidase Clp: ATP-Dependent Clp Protease from Escherichia coli. A.J. Rivett, P.J. Savory, and H. Djaballah, Multicatalytic Endopeptidase Complex: Proteasome. A.L. Goldberg, R.P. Moerschell, C.H. Chung, and M.R. Maurizi, ATP-Dependent Protease La (Lon) from Escherichia coli. S. Kuzela and A.L. Goldberg, Mitochondrial ATP-Dependent Protease from Rat Liver and Yeast. W.F. Mangel, D.L. Toledo, M.T. Brown, K. Worzalla, M. Lee, and J.J. Dunn, Omptin: An Escherichia coli Outer Membrane Proteinase That Activates Plasminogen. W. Gibson, A.R. Welch, and J. Ludford, Transient Transfection Assay of the Herpesvirus Maturational Proteinase, Assemblin. M.C. Smith, J. Giordano, J.A. Cook, M. Wakulchik, E.C. Villarreal, G.W. Becker, K. Bemis, J. Labus, and J.S. Manetta, Purification and Kinetic Characterization of Human Cytomegalovirus Assemblin. J. Oleksyszyn and J.C. Powers, Amino Acid and Peptide Phosphonate Derivatives as Specific Inhibitors of Serine Peptidases. J.C. Powers and C.-M. Kam, Isocoumarin Inhibitors of Serine Peptidases. Cysteine Peptidases: N.D. Rawlings and A.J. Barrett, Families of Cysteine Peptidases. A.C. Storer and R. Menard, Catalytic Mechanism in Papain Family of Cysteine Peptidases. H. Kirschke and B. Wiederanders, Cathepsin S and Related Lysosomal Endopeptidases. H. Scholze and E. Tannich, Cysteine Endopeptidases of Entamoeba histolytica. M.J. North, Cysteine Endopeptidases of Parasitic Protozoa. D.J. Buttle, Glycyl Endopeptidase. A.D. Rowan and D.J. Buttle, Pineapple Cysteine Endopeptidases. S.G. Gordon, Cancer Procoagulant. T. Skern and H.-D. Liebig, Picornains 2A and 3C. J.M. Weber and K. Tihanyi, Adenovirus Endopeptidases. S-I. Ishii, Legumain: Asparaginyl Endopeptidase. N.A. Thornberry, Interleukin-1( Converting Enzyme. R.R. Rando and Y.-T. Ma, Isoprenylated Protein Endopeptidase. D.J. Buttle, Affinity Chromatography of Cysteine Peptidases. E. Shaw, Peptidyl Diazomethanes as Inhibitors of Cysteine and Serine Proteinases. A. Krantz, Peptidyl (Acyloxy)methanes as Quiescent Affinity Labels for Cysteine Proteinases. D. Brimme and H.-U. Demuth, N,O-Diacyl Hydroxamates as Selective and Irreversible Inhibitors of Cysteine Proteinases. M. Abrahamson, Cystatins. Author Index. Subject Index.


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  • Covers 100 individual proteolytic enzymes
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About the Editors in Chief

John Abelson

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, Pasadena, U.S.A.

Melvin Simon

Affiliations and Expertise

The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

About the Serial Volume Editor

Alan Barrett

Affiliations and Expertise

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, U.K.