Chromosome 9 open reading frame 3; Aminopeptidases catalyze the hydrolysis of amino acid residues from the N-terminus of peptide or protein substrates. Able to cleave angiotensin III to generate angiotensin IV, a bioactive peptide of the renin-angiotensin pathway. Not able to cleave angiotensin I and angiotensin II. May play a role in the proteolytic processing of bioactive peptides in tissues such as testis and heart; M1 metallopeptidases
Synonyms: C9orf3, C9orf3p, hC9orf3, A0A024R9S7, AOPEP ...