Aspartic Acid Proteases - Classification


There are six catalytic types of protease: aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic, metallo, serine and threonine.

The aspartase proteases are divided into four families.

  • Family A01 (Pepsin family)
  • Family A02
  • Family A22
  • Family Ax1

A fifth family has also been described. This family is derived from the prolactin-induced protein/gross cystic disease fluid protein-15 (PIP/GCDFP15).

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