<cell biology> Astacin, a zinc endopeptidase from crayfish (Astacus), is the prototype for the astacin family of metallo endopeptidases.

Family includes BMP1, Meprin A, Stromelysin 1 and thermolysin.

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(22 Feb 2008)

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