Characteristics and Functions of Proteinase a and Its Inhibitors in Yeast

  • Helmut Holzer
  • Peter Bünning
  • Franz Meussdoerffer
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


Proteolytic enzymes in yeast have long been known (Willstätter and Grassmann (1). As early as 1917, K. G. Dernby (2) described three types of proteolytic enzymes in extracts and autolysates of yeast. More recently, four different proteinases have been characterized and purified from yeast extracts; some of their properties are summarized in Table I. In this paper, recent work on the “acid” proteinase A and its specific inhibitors from yeast is described as well as possible biological functions of this proteinase A-inhibitor system.


Limited Proteolysis Carboxyl Proteinase Cytosolic Malate Dehydrogenase Catabolite Inactivation Yeast Proteinase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Holzer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Bünning
    • 1
    • 2
  • Franz Meussdoerffer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Biochemisches InstitutUniversität Freiburg im BreisgauFreiburg im BreisgauGermany
  2. 2.Institut für BiochemieGesellschaft für Strahlen- und UmweltforschungFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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