KLK8

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Kallikrein-8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KLK8 gene.[1][2][3][4][5]

Kallikreins are a subgroup of serine proteases having diverse physiological functions. Growing evidence suggests that many kallikreins are implicated in carcinogenesis and some have potential as novel cancer and other disease biomarkers. This gene is one of the fifteen kallikrein subfamily members located in a cluster on chromosome 19. Alternate splicing of this gene results in four transcript variants encoding four different isoforms. The isoforms exhibit distinct patterns of expression that suggest roles in brain plasticity and ovarian cancer.[5]

References

  1. Mitsui S, Tsuruoka N, Yamashiro K, Nakazato H, Yamaguchi N (May 1999). "A novel form of human neuropsin, a brain-related serine protease, is generated by alternative splicing and is expressed preferentially in human adult brain". Eur J Biochem. 260 (3): 627–34. doi:10.1046/j.1432-1327.1999.00213.x. PMID 10102990.
  2. Yoshida S, Taniguchi M, Hirata A, Shiosaka S (Aug 1998). "Sequence analysis and expression of human neuropsin cDNA and gene". Gene. 213 (1–2): 9–16. doi:10.1016/S0378-1119(98)00232-7. PMID 9714609.
  3. Lundwall A, Band V, Blaber M, Clements JA, Courty Y, Diamandis EP, Fritz H, Lilja H, Malm J, Maltais LJ, Olsson AY, Petraki C, Scorilas A, Sotiropoulou G, Stenman UH, Stephan C, Talieri M, Yousef GM (Jun 2006). "A comprehensive nomenclature for serine proteases with homology to tissue kallikreins". Biol Chem. 387 (6): 637–41. doi:10.1515/BC.2006.082. PMID 16800724.
  4. Diamandis, Eleftherios P.; Deperthes, David; Lundwall, Åke (Jun 2006). "Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Kallikreins, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 1-3 , 2005". Biol Chem. 387 (6): 635–824. doi:10.1515/BC.2006.081. PMID 16800723.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Entrez Gene: KLK8 kallikrein-related peptidase 8".

Further reading

External links

  • The MEROPS online database for peptidases and their inhibitors: S01.244




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