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Help!] Amidase <-> Serine Proteinase

Hyunmin Kim vurk at hymail.hanyang.ac.kr
Wed Nov 25 02:48:58 EST 1998

((((I have no idea about biochemistry..Please help me...))))

I have sequenced a gene(called magA).

1. I found that the gene(magA) encodes a protein which has an amidase or
endopeptidase actiivty.

2. Homology searching in GenBank shown me that the gene(magA) has best
identity(70-80%) with
    lots of serine proteinases.

             Based on above two results, What Can I Predict the Gene was
coding for?

Can I tell   the gene(magA) is 1..amidase ??
                                                2.. proteinase??
                                                3..or something new(that
has both amidase and proteinase activity)??

Hyunmin Kim
Laboratory of Microbiology
Department of Biology
College of Natural Science
Hanyang Univ.

Haengdang-dong 17
Seoul, South Korea

E-mail: vurk at hymail.hanyang.ac.kr
Fax   : 082-02-293-3590

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