1. Metabolic Enzyme/Protease
  2. Aminopeptidase


Aminopeptidases catalyze the cleavage of amino acids from the amino terminus of protein (N-terminus) or peptide substrates. They are widely distributed throughout the animal and plant kingdoms and are found in many subcellular organelles, in cytoplasm, and as membrane components. Aminopeptidases are used in essential cellular functions. Many, but not all, of these peptidases are zinc Metalloenzymes. Some aminopeptidases are monomeric, and others are assemblies of relatively high mass (50 kDa) subunits. CDNA sequences are available for several aminopeptidases and a crystal structure of the open state of human endoplasmic reticulum Aminopeptidase 1 ERAP1 is presented here. Amino acid sequences determined directly or deduced from cDNAs indicate some amino acid sequence homologies in organisms as diverse as Escherichia coli and mammals, particularly in catalytically important residues or in residues involved in metal ion binding. One important aminopeptidase is a zinc-dependent enzyme produced and secreted by glands of the small intestine. It helps the enzymatic digestion of proteins. Additional digestive enzymes produced by these glands include dipeptidases, maltase, sucrase, lactase, and enterokinase.

Aminopeptidase Related Products (6):

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-B0134
    Bestatin Inhibitor 99.53%
    Bestatin is a natural, broad-spectrum, and competitive aminopeptidase inhibitor.
  • HY-14807
    Tosedostat Inhibitor 99.65%
    Tosedostat is an aminopeptidase inhibitor.
  • HY-10825
    DG051 Inhibitor 99.65%
    DG051 is a potent leukotriene A4 hydrolase inhibitor of leukotriene B4 biosynthesis in the enzyme assay with an IC50=47 nM.
  • HY-B0134A
    Bestatin hydrochloride Inhibitor
    Bestatin hydrochloride is an inhibitor of CD13 (Aminopeptidase N)/APN and leukotriene A4 hydrolase, used for cancer treatment.
  • HY-B0134B
    Bestatin trifluoroacetate Inhibitor
    Bestatin trifluoroacetate is an inhibitor of CD13 (Aminopeptidase N)/APN and leukotriene A4 hydrolase, used for cancer treatment.
  • HY-P1043A
    NGR peptide Trifluoroacetate 98.55%
    NGR peptide Trifluoroacetate containing the asparagine-glycine-arginine (NGR) motif is recognized by CD13/aminopeptidase N (APN) receptor isoforms that are selectively overexpressed in tumor neovasculature. Sequence: Cys-Asn-Gly-Arg-Cys-Gly.