Aliases for AOPEP Gene
External Ids for AOPEP Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AOPEP Gene
This gene encodes a member of the M1 zinc aminopeptidase family. The encoded protein is a zinc-dependent metallopeptidase that catalyzes the removal of an amino acid from the amino terminus of a protein or peptide. This protein may play a role in the generation of angiotensin IV. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2010]
GeneCards Summary for AOPEP Gene
AOPEP (Aminopeptidase O (Putative)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AOPEP include Fanconi Anemia, Complementation Group C and Fructose-1,6-Bisphosphatase Deficiency. Among its related pathways are Peptide hormone metabolism and Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. An important paralog of this gene is RNPEP.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for AOPEP Gene
Aminopeptidases catalyze the hydrolysis of amino acid residues from the N-terminus of peptide or protein substrates. Able to cleave angiotensin III to generate angiotensin IV, a bioactive peptide of the renin-angiotensin pathway. Not able to cleave angiotensin I and angiotensin II. May play a role in the proteolytic processing of bioactive peptides in tissues such as testis and heart.