Scutelarin

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Scutelarin
Identifiers
EC number 3.4.21.60
CAS number 93389-45-8
Databases
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ExPASy NiceZyme view
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MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
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Scutelarin (EC 3.4.21.60, taipan activator, Oxyuranus scutellatus prothrombin-activating proteinase) is an enzyme.[1][2] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

Selective cleavage of Arg-Thr and Arg-Ile in prothrombin to form thrombin and two inactive fragments

This enzyme is isolated from the venom of the Taipan snake (Oxyuranus scutellatus).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, F.J.; Owen, W.G.; Esmon, C.T. (1980). "Characterization of the prothrombin activator from the venom of Oxyuranus scutellatus scutellatus (taipan venom)". Biochemistry. 19: 1020–1023. PMID 6986908. doi:10.1021/bi00546a029. 
  2. ^ Speijer, H.; Govers-Reimslag, J.W.; Zwaal, R.F.; Rosing, J. (1986). "Prothrombin activation by an activator from the venom of Oxyuranus scutellatus (taipan snake)". J. Biol. Chem. 261: 13258–13267. PMID 3531198. 

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