Aliases for CTSZ Gene
External Ids for CTSZ Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CTSZ Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase and member of the peptidase C1 family. It exhibits both carboxy-monopeptidase and carboxy-dipeptidase activities. The encoded protein has also been known as cathepsin X and cathepsin P. This gene is expressed ubiquitously in cancer cell lines and primary tumors and, like other members of this family, may be involved in tumorigenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CTSZ Gene
CTSZ (Cathepsin Z) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Lysosome and Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein. GO annotations related to this gene include cysteine-type peptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CTSW.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CTSZ Gene
Exhibits carboxy-monopeptidase as well as carboxy-dipeptidase activity