Aliases for LNPEP Gene
External Ids for LNPEP Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LNPEP Gene
This gene encodes a zinc-dependent aminopeptidase that cleaves vasopressin, oxytocin, lys-bradykinin, met-enkephalin, dynorphin A and other peptide hormones. The protein can be secreted in maternal serum, reside in intracellular vesicles with the insulin-responsive glucose transporter GLUT4, or form a type II integral membrane glycoprotein. The protein catalyzes the final step in the conversion of angiotensinogen to angiotensin IV (AT4) and is also a receptor for AT4. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LNPEP Gene
LNPEP (Leucyl/Cystinyl Aminopeptidase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LNPEP include gestational diabetes insipidus and placental site trophoblastic tumor. Among its related pathways are Agents Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin System Pathway, Pharmacodynamics and Glucose / Energy Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include metallopeptidase activity and aminopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ENPEP.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LNPEP Gene
Release of an N-terminal amino acid, cleaves before cysteine, leucine as well as other amino acids. Degrades peptide hormones such as oxytocin, vasopressin and angiotensin III, and plays a role in maintaining homeostasis during pregnancy. May be involved in the inactivation of neuronal peptides in the brain. Cleaves Met-enkephalin and dynorphin. Binds angiotensin IV and may be the angiotensin IV receptor in the brain.