15114 Zinc_peptidase_like superfamilyThalassiosira pseudonana
GO:0006508 GO:0008237 GO:0004046 -
The hydrolysis of proteins into smaller polypeptides and/or amino acids by cleavage of their peptide bonds.
Catalysis of the hydrolysis of peptide bonds by a mechanism in which water acts as a nucleophile, one or two metal ions hold the water molecule in place, and charged amino acid side chains are ligands for the metal ions.
Catalysis of the reaction: an N-acyl-L-amino acid + H2O = a carboxylate + an L-amino acid.