C-terminal processing peptidase-like; serine protease family S41
Bacterial protease homologs of the S41 family related to C-terminal processing peptidase (CPP). CPP-1 is believed to be important for the degradation of incorrectly synthesized proteins as well as protection from thermal and osmotic stresses. CPP is synthesized with an extension on its carboxyl-terminus and specifically recognizes a C-terminal tripeptide, but cleaves at variable distance from the C-terminus. The CPP active site consists of a serine/lysine catalytic dyad. Conservation of these residues is seen in the CPP-like proteins of this group. CPP proteins contain a PDZ domain that promotes protein-protein interactions and is important for substrate recognition however, most of CPP-like proteins only have an internal fragment or lack the PDZ domain.