Peptidases: a view of classification and nomenclature

  • Alan J. Barrett
Part of the MCBU Molecular and Cell Biology Updates book series (MCBU)


It is beyond question that the results of research on proteolytic enzymes, or peptidases, are already benefiting mankind in many ways, and there is no doubt that research in this area has the potential to contribute still more in the future. One of the clearest indications of the general recognition of this promise is the vast annual expenditure of the pharmaceutical industry on exploring the involvement of peptidases in human health and disease.


Enzyme Commission Peptidase Family Enzyme Commission Number Acyl Enzyme Prolyl Oligopeptidase 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan J. Barrett
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  1. 1.MRC Molecular Enzymology LaboratoryThe Babraham InstituteCambridgeUK

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