Human Stomach Cathepsin E Action on Human Immunoglobulins

  • A. F. Kisseljov
  • S. V. Gulnik
  • N. I. Tarasova
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 306)


Human stomach mucosa contains four immunologically distinct aspartic proteinases-pepsin A, gastricsin or pepsin C (in the form of zymogens), cathepsin D and cathepsin E. Enzymatic properties, primary structure, cellular origin, activation mechanism and physiological role of pepsin, gastricsin and cathepsin D are well characterized. Much less information is available about cathepsin E although the enzyme has drawn much attention in recent years.


Aspartic Proteinase Human Immunoglobulin Peptide Hydrolysis Lymphoid Associate Tissue Amino Acid Preference 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Kisseljov
    • 1
  • S. V. Gulnik
    • 1
  • N. I. Tarasova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

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