3.4.22.1: cathepsin B

This is an abbreviated version, for detailed information about cathepsin B, go to the full flat file.

Reaction

Hydrolysis of proteins with broad specificity for peptide bonds. Preferentially cleaves -Arg-Arg-/- bonds in small molecule substrates (thus differing from cathepsin L). In addition to being an endopeptidase, shows peptidyl-dipeptidase activity, liberating C-terminal dipeptides =

Synonyms

AC-5, AC-cathB-1, AC-cathB-2, APP secretase, cat B, CatB, CatB1, Cath B, Cath-B, CathB, cathepsin B, cathepsin B proteinase, cathepsin B-like AC-5, cathepsin B-like counter-defence protein, cathepsin B-like cysteine protease, cathepsin B-like cysteine protease 1, cathepsin B-type cysteine protease, cathepsin B1, cathepsin B2, cathepsin II, cathepsin-B, CmCatB1, CmCatB2, CP-2, CPB, CsCB1, CsCB2, CsCB3, CsCB4, CTB, CTSB, cysteine cathepsin, DEVDase, LycCatB, MmeCB, More, Na-CP-2, Na-CP-3, Na-CP-4, Na-CP-5, nfcpb, nfcpb-L, rFgCatB2, Sm31, SmCatB, SmCB1, toxopain-1, TrCB1.1, TrCB1.2, TrCB1.3, TrCB1.4, TrCB1.5, TrCB1.6

ECTree

     3 Hydrolases
         3.4 Acting on peptide bonds (peptidases)
             3.4.22 Cysteine endopeptidases
                3.4.22.1 cathepsin B