The Yeast KEX1 Gene Product Acts as a Carboxypeptidase B-Like Protease in Processing Secreted Protein Precursors

  • Antony Cooper
  • Howard Bussey
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)

Abstract

A discussion of yeast proteases may seem, at first sight, to be out of place in this book. However, the ease of manipulation of single celled eukaryotes has led to a realization that all eukaryotes have essential similarities, and recent insights from yeast seem very relevant to the problem of protein processing. These developments offer a new direction in solving the longstanding question of the nature of the proteases involved in the maturation of neuropeptides and peptide hormones.

Keywords

Carboxyl Fractionation Serine Polypeptide Polyacrylamide 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony Cooper
    • 1
  • Howard Bussey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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