InterPro : IPR014173

Name  Peptidase C11, Clostripain Clostridium species Short Name  Pept_C11_CLOspp
Type  Family Description  Cysteine peptidases have characteristic molecular topologies, which can be seen not only in their three-dimensional structures, but commonly also in the two-dimensional structures. These are peptidases in which the nucleophile is the sulphydryl group of a cysteine residue. Cysteine proteases are divided into clans (proteins which are evolutionary related), and further sub-divided into families, on the basis of the architecture of their catalytic dyad or triad []. Clostripain is a cysteine protease characterised from Clostridium histolyticum, and also known from Clostridium perfringens. It is a heterodimer processed from a single precursor polypeptide, using a specific Arg-|-Xaa cleavage. The older term alpha-clostripain refers to the most active, most reduced form, rather than to the product of one of several different genes. This group of cysteine peptidases belong to the MEROPS peptidase family C11 (clostripain family, clan CD).

Sequence Features

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1 Parent Features

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR005077 Peptidase C11, clostripain Peptidase_C11 Family

1 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Barrett AJ Evolutionary lines of cysteine peptidases. 2001 Biol Chem 382 727-33

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Rozanski, A., Moon, H., Brandl, H., Martín-Durán, J. M., Grohme, M., Hüttner, K., Bartscherer, K., Henry, I., & Rink, J. C.
PlanMine 3.0—improvements to a mineable resource of flatworm biology and biodiversity
Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)