IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: HIV-2 retropepsin

Reaction: Endopeptidase for which the P1 residue is preferably hydrophobic

Comments: In peptidase family A2. Responsible for the post-translational processing of the human immunodeficiency virus polyprotein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MEROPS, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 144114-21-6


1. Tözsér, J., Bláha, I., Copeland, T.D., Wondrak, E.M. and Oroszlan, S. Comparison of the HIV-1 and HIV-2 proteinases using oligopeptide substrates representing cleavage sites in Gag and Gag-Pol polyproteins. FEBS Lett. 281 (1991) 77-80. [PMID: 2015912]

2. Chen, Z., Li, Y., Chen, E., Hall, D., Darke, P., Culberson, C., Shafer, J.A. and Kuo, L.A. Crystal structure at 1.9-Å resolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) II protease complexed with L-735,524, an orally bioavailable inhibitor of the HIV proteases. J. Biol. Chem. 269 (1994) 26344-26348. [PMID: 7929352]

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