External Ids for CTSO Gene
Previous Symbols for CTSO Gene
The protein encoded by the gene is a cysteine proteinase and a member of the papain superfamily. This proteolytic enzyme is involved in cellular protein degradation and turnover. The recombinant form of this enzyme was shown to degrade synthetic peptides typically used as substrates for cysteine proteinases and its proteolytic activity was abolished by an inhibitor of cyteine proteinase. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CTSO Gene
CTSO (Cathepsin O) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Lysosome. GO annotations related to this gene include cysteine-type endopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CTSW.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CTSO Gene
Proteolytic enzyme possibly involved in normal cellular protein degradation and turnover