Expression of ameloprotease-I in pig tooth

enamel proteinase

Species: pig
Tooth: molar

Secretory stage
Expression: enamel

Identified in enamel only biochemically (western blot).
Shown to degrade amelogenin. Suggested that 89kDa enamelin is precursor of ameloprotease-I.

Source references:
Moradian-Oldak,J., Leung,W., Simmer,J.P., Zeichner-David,M., and, Fincham,A.G. (1996) Biochemical Journal 318(Pt 3):1015-1021

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