Aspartic Acid Proteases - Evolution

Evolution

All aspartate proteases have a highly conserved sequence of Asp-Thr-Gly. In general, with the exception of HIV - a dimer of two identical subunits - these enzymes are monomeric enzymes consisting of two domains. Because of this organisation, it is thought that these domains may have arisen through ancestral gene duplication.

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