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A comprehensive nomenclature for serine proteases with homology to tissue kallikreins
Citation Information: Biological Chemistry. Volume 387, Issue 6, Pages 637–641, ISSN (Online) 1437-4315, ISSN (Print) 1431-6730, DOI: 10.1515/BC.2006.082, June 2006
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The human kallikrein locus on chromosome 19q13.3–13.4 contains kallikrein 1 – the tissue kallikrein – and 14 related serine proteases. Recent investigations into their function and evolution have indicated that the present nomenclature for these proteins is inadequate or insufficient. Here we present a new nomenclature in which proteins without proven kininogenase activity are denoted kallikrein-related peptidase. Names are also given to the unique rodent proteins that are closely related to kallikrein 1.
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