IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: carboxypeptidase Taq

Reaction: Release of a C-terminal amino acid with broad specificity, except for -Pro

Comments: A 56-kDa enzyme from Thermus aquaticus. Most active at 80° C. Type example of peptidase family M32

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9031-98-5


1. Lee, S.-H., Minagawa, E., Taguchi, H., Matsuzawa, H., Ohta, T., Kaminogawa, S. and Yamauchi, K. Purification and characterization of a thermostable carboxypeptidase (carboxypeptidase Taq) from Thermus aquaticus YT-1. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 56 (1992) 1839-1844 [PMID: 1369078]

2. Lee, S.-H., Taguchi, H., Yoshimura, E., Minagawa, E., Kaminogawa, S., Ohta, T. and Matsuzawa, H. Carboxypeptidase Taq, a thermostable zinc enzyme, from Thermus aquaticus YT-1: molecular cloning, sequencing, and expression of the encoding gene in Escherichia coli. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 58 (1994) 1490-1495 [PMID: 7765282]

[EC created 1996]

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