alanyl


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alanyl

(ˈæləˌnaɪl)
n
the acyl radical of alanine, found in certain proteins
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In the context of malaria transmission, recent evidence suggests that Plasmodium parasites use multiple mosquito midgut molecules as adhesion ligands, which include glycans (carbohydrates) (22-24) and enzymes such as alanyl aminopeptidase (APN).
DPP-IV, an enzyme located mainly on endothelial cells and in circulation, preferentially cleaves N-termini with either prolyl or alanyl residues in the second position (63).
The gut showed highest activities of alanyl aminopeptidase, dipeptidyl aminopeptidase (DAP) I, II and IV, and cathepsin B, L and H while head showed highest activities of arginyl, leucyl and tripeptidyl aminopeptidase.
This study confirms the attachment of alanyl group at C-8 and the position of C-3 in the form of C = O of BLP.
Thus alanyl aminopeptidase was increased by 53%, arginyl aminopeptidase by 73%, leucyl aminopeptidase by 16%, dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV by 17%, tripeptidyl aminopeptidase by 148% and proline endopeptidase by 111%.