V8 protease

Definition

noun

A serine protease isolated from Staphylococcus aureus strain V8, capable of cleaving peptide bonds on the carboxyl side of glutamate and aspartate residues in a sodium phosphate buffer


Supplement

V8 protease released by Staphylococcus aureus V8 strain improves the latter's pathogenicity. It acts by cleaving and inactivating antibodies and other antimicrobial peptides.

V8 protease can also be used as cleavage enzyme in research methods (e.g. amino acid sequence determination or peptide mapping).


Also called:

  • Glu-C (EC 3.4.21.9)

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 18 August 2012, at 11:08. This page has been accessed 18,705 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link