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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Muramoyltetrapeptide carboxypeptidase.
Alternative Name(s)
Carboxypeptidase IIW.
Reaction catalysed
GlcNAc-MurNAc-L-alanyl-gamma-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelyl-D-alanine + H(2)O <=> GlcNAc-MurNAc-L-alanyl-gamma-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelate + D-alanine
  • Variants are known from various microorganisms.
  • Involved in peptidoglycan synthesis, catalyzing both decarboxylation and transpeptidation.
  • Stimulated by divalent cations such as magnesium and calcium, but not zinc.
  • Inhibited by thiol-blocking reagents, but unaffected by penicillin.
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles3.4.17.13
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature3.4.17.13
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature3.4.17.13
MEDLINEFind literature relating to
Q8XDJ8, LDCA_ECO57;  P59238, LDCA_ECOL6;  P76008, LDCA_ECOLI;  

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