Cytosol Nonspecific Dipeptidase (CNDP2)/CPGL: ProductsThe human CNDP2 gene encodes cytosol non-specific dipeptidase, a member of the M20 family of metalloproteases. Also known as glutamate carboxypeptidase-like protein 1 (CPGL), tissue carnosinase or peptidase A, CNDP2 is ubiquitously expressed throughout human tissues. Unlike CNDP1, CNDP2 has broad substrate specificity for dipeptides with free amino and carboxyl groups. The purified recombinant human CNDP2 migrates as three bands in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions that correspond to the full length protein (54 kDa), the N-terminal fragment (33 kDa) and the C-terminal fragment (22 kDa). The initiator Met1 may be removed and Ala2 may be acetylated based on Accession # Q96KP4.