Glutamyl endopeptidase (Glu-C) is an enzyme from Staphylococcus aureus strain V8 that hydrolizes peptide bonds formed on the carboxyl terminal side of aspartate and glutamate amino acid residues. Glu-C is pathogenic to human tissue and functions during adherence and colonization of host cells. Glu-C protects against host defense mechanisms by fragmenting human immunoglobulins IgG, IgM, and IgA.
- Endoproteinase Glu-C
- Staphylococcal serine proteinase
- V8 protease