Margaret A. Phillips, Robert J. Fletterick

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Proteases control many physiological responses, thus the identification and characterization of specific proteases offers the prospect of new medical adbances. Study of the structure-function relationships in protease-catalyzed hydrolysis of the peptide bond has adbanced our understanding of enzyme catalysis and specificity. Three-dimensional structures have been solved for each mechanistic class of protease, and these studies have been extended using site-directed mutagenesis to characterize the amino acid residues required for enzyme function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-720
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Structural Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Structural Biology

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