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Enzyme Commission Primary Name: pro-opiomelanocortin converting enzyme

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: prohormone converting enzyme, pro-opiomelanocortin-converting enzyme, proopiomelanocortin proteinase, PCE

Enzyme Commission Summary:
This enzyme catalyzes cleavage of certain prohormones, such as proopiomelanocortin, at paired basic residues, generating several peptides, some of which are functional hormones. A 70 kDa membrane-bound enzyme has been isolated from cattle pituitary secretory vesicle.

Citations: [Loh85, Loh86, Estivariz89]

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Estivariz89: Estivariz FE, Birch NP, Loh YP (1989). "Generation of Lys-gamma 3-melanotropin from pro-opiomelanocortin 1-77 by a bovine intermediate lobe secretory vesicle membrane-associated aspartic protease and purified pro-opiomelanocortin converting enzyme." J Biol Chem 264(30);17796-801. PMID: 2553692

Loh85: Loh YP, Parish DC, Tuteja R (1985). "Purification and characterization of a paired basic residue-specific pro-opiomelanocortin converting enzyme from bovine pituitary intermediate lobe secretory vesicles." J Biol Chem 260(12);7194-205. PMID: 2987247

Loh86: Loh YP (1986). "Kinetic studies on the processing of human beta-lipotropin by bovine pituitary intermediate lobe pro-opiomelanocortin-converting enzyme." J Biol Chem 261(26);11949-55. PMID: 3017955

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