Has both folate hydrolase and N-acetylated-alpha-linked- acidic dipeptidase (NAALADase) activity. Has a preference for tri- alpha-glutamate peptides. In the intestine, required for the uptake of folate. In the brain, modulates excitatory neurotransmission through the hydrolysis of the neuropeptide, N- aceylaspartylglutamate (NAAG), thereby releasing glutamate. Isoform PSM-4 and isoform PSM-5 would appear to be physiologically irrelevant. Involved in prostate tumor progression. Belongs to the peptidase M28 family. M28B subfamily. 8 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 184.108.40.206; Protease; Membrane protein, integral
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 11p11.2
Cellular Component: membrane; integral to plasma membrane; cytoplasm
Molecular Function: dipeptidase activity; peptidase activity; carboxypeptidase activity; metallopeptidase activity; metal ion binding
Biological Process: folic acid and derivative metabolic process; proteolysis
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.