IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: carboxypeptidase A2

Reaction: Similar to that of carboxypeptidase A (EC, but with a preference for bulkier C-terminal residues

Other name(s): CPA2

Comments: Isolated from rat pancreas but not present in cattle pancreas. In peptidase family M14 (carboxypeptidase A family)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 181186-98-1


1. Gardell, S.J., Craik, C.S., Clauser, E., Goldsmith, E.J., Stewart, C.-B., Graf, M. and Rutter, W.J. A novel rat carboxypeptidase, CPA2: characterization, molecular cloning, and evolutionary implications on substrate specificity in the carboxypeptidase gene family. J. Biol. Chem. 263 (1988) 17828-17836. [PMID: 5500406]

[EC created 1992]

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