Protease recognition sites

Shaun D. Black shaun at
Wed Dec 3 14:59:27 EST 1997

gmorley at (Mr. G. Morley) wrote:

>HI.. I was wondering if anyone out there knew of a web page
>(or worse coming to worse) a good book which might list
>known protease recognition sites... I realise that a lot
>of proteases have very general recognition motifs (ie. XXXR)
>but if anyone has any info I would be obliqued if they could

Well, as far as I know, there is no such database yet.  But, there is
a very good book on the subject, "Specificity of Proteolysis" by Borivoj
Keil (Springer-Verlag 1992).  It has scores and scores of tables of
cleavage sites, statistics of cleavage sites, and other data for just
about all common proteases.  It's one of my favorite references.

Best regards,

Shaun Black

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