Aliases for CPVL Gene
External Ids for CPVL Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a carboxypeptidase and bears strong sequence similarity to serine carboxypeptidases. Carboxypeptidases are a large class of proteases that act to cleave a single amino acid from the carboxy termini of proteins or peptides. The exact function of this protein, however, has not been determined. At least two alternatively spliced transcripts which encode the same protein have been observed. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CPVL Gene
CPVL (Carboxypeptidase, Vitellogenic-Like) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include serine-type carboxypeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CTSA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CPVL Gene
May be involved in the digestion of phagocytosed particles in the lysosome, participation in an inflammatory protease cascade, and trimming of peptides for antigen presentation