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The Intracellular Distribution and Secretion of Endopeptidases 24.15 415 (Ec 3.4.24.15) and 24.16 (Ec 3.4.24.16)

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Abstract:

Endopeptidase 24.15 (EC 3.4.24.15; EP24.15) and endopeptidase 24.16 (EC 3.4.24.16; EP24.16) are enzymes involved in general peptide metabolism in mammalian cells and tissues. This review will focus on morphological and biochemical aspects related to the subcellular distribution and secretion of these homologous enzymes in the central nervous system. These are important issues for a better understanding of the functions of EP24.15 and EP24.16 within neuroendocrine systems.

Keywords: endopeptidase; exocytosis; fusion pore; neurolysin; peptide metabolism; thimet-oligopeptidase; unconventional secretion

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2174/0929866043406706

Publication date: 2004-10-01

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