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Identification and Characterization of KLK14, a Novel Kallikrein Serine Protease Gene Located on Human Chromosome 19q13.4 and Expressed in Prostate and Skeletal Muscle

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Hooper, JD and Bui, LT and Rae, FK and Harvey, TJ and Myers, SA and Ashworth, LK and Clements, JA, Identification and Characterization of KLK14, a Novel Kallikrein Serine Protease Gene Located on Human Chromosome 19q13.4 and Expressed in Prostate and Skeletal Muscle, Genomics: International Journal for Analysis of The Human and Other Genomes, 73 pp. 117-122. ISSN 0888-7543 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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copyright 2001 Academic Press

DOI: doi:10.1006/geno.2000.6490

Abstract

The kallikreins are a subfamily of serine proteases encoded in human, mouse, and rat by highly conserved tightly clustered multigene families. Here we report the identification and characterization of KLK14, a novel kallikrein gene located within the human kallikrein locus at 19q13.4. KLK14 is approximately 5.4 kb in length spanning seven exons and, by Northern blot analysis, transcribes two alternative transcripts present only in prostate (1.5 kb) and skeletal muscle (1.9 kb). The protein product, K14, predicted to be a 251-amino-acid secreted serine protease with trypsin-like substrate specificity, is translated in vitro with a molecular mass of ;31 kDa. In situ hybridization revealed that, in prostate, KLK14 is expressed by both benign and malignant glandular epithelial cells, thus exhibiting an expression pattern similar to that of two other prostatic kallikreins, KLK2 and KLK3, which encode K2 and prostate-specific antigen, respectively.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Kallikrein, Prostate
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genome Structure and Regulation
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cancer and Related Disorders
Author:Myers, SA (Dr Stephen Myers)
ID Code:100903
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2015-06-03
Last Modified:2015-06-15
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