IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: membrane dipeptidase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of dipeptides

Other name(s): renal dipeptidase; dehydropeptidase I (DPH I); dipeptidase (ambiguous); aminodipeptidase; dipeptide hydrolase (ambiguous); dipeptidyl hydrolase (ambiguous); nonspecific dipeptidase; glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-anchored renal dipeptidase; MDP

Comments: A membrane-bound, zinc enzyme with broad specificity. Abundant in the kidney cortex. Inhibited by bestatin and cilastatin. Type example of peptidase family M19.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9031-99-6


1. Campbell, B., Lin, H., Davis, R. and Ballew, E. The purification and properties of a particulate renal dipeptidase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 118 (1966) 371-386. [PMID: 5961612]

2. Campbell, B.J. Renal dipeptidase. Methods Enzymol. 19 (1970) 722-729.

3. Kropp, H., Sundelof, J.G., Hajdu, R. and Kahan, F.M. Metabolism of thienamycin and related carbapenem antibiotics by renal dipeptidase, dehydropeptidase-I. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 22 (1982) 62-70. [PMID: 7125632]

4. Hooper, N.M., Keen, J.N. and Turner, A.J. Characterization of the glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-anchored human renal dipeptidase reveals that it is more extensively glycosylated than the pig enzyme. Biochem. J. 265 (1990) 429-433. [PMID: 2137335]

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