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A low-calcium-requiring calcium-activated neutral proteinase from human placenta.

A low-calcium-requiring calcium-activated neutral proteinase (mu CANP) has been purified to homogeneity from human placenta. The purification procedure includes chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, Ultrogel AcA-22 and DEAE-Sephadex in succession. The purified mu CANP is a thiol proteinase and requires calcium for activity. Half-maximal activation occurs at 40 microM calcium. It is a heterodimer with subunits of 74 kDa and 32 kDa. (The placental mCANP has subunits of 70 kDa and 32 kDa.) Mn2+ or Sr2+, in combination with Ca2+, activates the enzyme synergistically. The presence of both mCANP and mu CANP in equal proportion in human placenta is reported for the first time. This will facilitate a comparative study of these two forms of human calcium-activated neutral proteinase, especially their physiological structural and functional interrelationship. Maximal activation of the autolysed mCANP occurs at a calcium concentration much higher than that for mu CANP; and this autolysed mCANP does not cross-react with antiserum against mu CANP, suggesting that the two forms of proteinase are independent species.[1]


  1. A low-calcium-requiring calcium-activated neutral proteinase from human placenta. Shastri, R., Anandaraj, M.P. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1986) [Pubmed]
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