Initial methionin removal ?

Joe Mack mack at
Thu Mar 2 18:22:20 EST 1995

In article <D4rx5p.FJy at> agateau at writes:
>I'd like to know the percentage of proteins in which the initial methionin
>is cleaved in the mature peptide.
>Is the enzyme responsible for that identified ?
>What kind of signal does it need?

It depends mainly on the residue immediately following the Met. I don't
know what they are but they're listed in the papers on the Methionine
amino peptidases (MAP) - a literature search should find them.

	Joe Mack
	mack at

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