a leucyl/cystinyl aminopeptidase. A type II membrane protein and secreted. Resides in intracellular vesicles together with GLUT4 and can then translocate to the cell surface in response to insulin and/or oxytocin.. Degrades peptide hormones such as oxytocin, vasopressin and angiotensin III, and plays a role in maintaining homeostasis during pregnancy. May be involved in the inactivation of neuronal peptides in the brain. Cleaves Met-enkephalin and dynorphin. Binds angiotensin IV and may be the angiotensin IV receptor in the brain. Three alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 188.8.131.52; Membrane protein, integral; Protease
Cellular Component: cytoplasmic vesicle membrane; cytosol; integral to plasma membrane; intracellular; lysosomal membrane; membrane; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: aminopeptidase activity; metallopeptidase activity; peptide binding; protein binding
Biological Process: antigen processing and presentation of exogenous peptide antigen via MHC class I, TAP-independent; cell-cell signaling; female pregnancy; peptide catabolic process; protein polyubiquitination; regulation of blood pressure; signal transduction