Endopeptidase 24.15 (EC 18.104.22.168; EP24.15) and endopeptidase 24.16 (EC 22.214.171.124; EP24.16) are enzymes involved in general peptide metabolism in mammalian cells and tissues. This review will focus on morphological and biochemical aspects related to the subcellular distribution and secretion of these homologous enzymes in the central nervous system. These are important issues for a better understanding of the functions of EP24.15 and EP24.16 within neuroendocrine systems.
Keywords: endopeptidase, exocytosis, neurolysin, peptide metabolism, thimet-oligopeptidase, unconventional, secretion, fusion pore
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