The substrate specificity of Achromobacter protease I (API) was examined for S-2-aminoethyl(AE)cysteinyl bonds in Bz-AEC-OMe/OEt, Bz-AEC-NH2, and AE-insulin B chain. The protease hydrolyzed all of the tested AE-cysteinyl bonds at the same rate as that of lysyl bonds. Kinetic parameters were estimated for this hydrolysis reaction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry