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Aliases for KLK15 Gene

Aliases for KLK15 Gene

  • Kallikrein-Related Peptidase 15 2 3
  • ACO Protease 3 4
  • Kallikrein-Like Serine Protease 3
  • Kallikrein 15 2
  • Kallikrein-15 3
  • Prostinogen 3
  • EC 63
  • EC 3.4.21.- 4
  • EC 3.4.21 63
  • ACO 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KLK15 Gene

  • GC19M051957
  • GC19M051689
  • GC19M056004
  • GC19M056020
  • GC19M051328
  • GC19M047663

Summaries for KLK15 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KLK15 Gene

  • Kallikreins are a subgroup of serine proteases having diverse physiological functions. Growing evidence suggests that many kallikreins are implicated in carcinogenesis and some have potential as novel cancer and other disease biomarkers. This gene is one of the fifteen kallikrein subfamily members located in a cluster on chromosome 19. In prostate cancer, this gene has increased expression, which indicates its possible use as a diagnostic or prognostic marker for prostate cancer. The gene contains multiple polyadenylation sites and alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for KLK15 Gene

KLK15 (Kallikrein-Related Peptidase 15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLK15 include peripheral vascular disease and bronchogenic carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Collagen biosynthesis and modifying enzymes and Collagen biosynthesis and modifying enzymes. GO annotations related to this gene include serine-type endopeptidase activity and serine-type peptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is KLK12.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLK15 Gene

  • Protease whose physiological substrate is not yet known

Gene Wiki entry for KLK15 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KLK15 Gene

Genomics for KLK15 Gene

Regulatory Elements for KLK15 Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the KLK15 gene promoter:

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Genomic Location for KLK15 Gene

50,825,289 bp from pter
50,837,213 bp from pter
11,925 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for KLK15 Gene

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Genomic Location for KLK15 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KLK15 Gene

Proteins for KLK15 Gene

  • Protein details for KLK15 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A0AUY8
    • Q15358
    • Q6ISI0
    • Q9H2R3
    • Q9H2R4
    • Q9H2R6
    • Q9HBG9

    Protein attributes for KLK15 Gene

    256 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    28087 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for KLK15 Gene


neXtProt entry for KLK15 Gene

Proteomics data for KLK15 Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for KLK15 Gene

Post-translational modifications for KLK15 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for KLK15 Gene

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Domains for KLK15 Gene

Gene Families for KLK15 Gene

  • KLK :Kallikreins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KLK15 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9H2R5
  • Contains 1 peptidase S1 domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase S1 family. Kallikrein subfamily.
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Function for KLK15 Gene

Molecular function for KLK15 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Protease whose physiological substrate is not yet known

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for KLK15 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KLK15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003824 catalytic activity --
GO:0004252 serine-type endopeptidase activity NAS 11010966
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008236 serine-type peptidase activity TAS 8018728
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Phenotypes for KLK15 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for KLK15:
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Localization for KLK15 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLK15 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for KLK15 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KLK15 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 2
peroxisome 2
chloroplast 1
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KLK15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
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Pathways for KLK15 Gene

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Pathways by source for KLK15 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KLK15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006508 proteolysis IEA --
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Compounds for KLK15 Gene

(4) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for KLK15 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
serine 69 18
progestins 51.6 1
steroid 26.9 2
testosterone 21.1 1
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Transcripts for KLK15 Gene

Unigene Clusters for KLK15 Gene

Kallikrein-related peptidase 15:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KLK15 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b
SP4: - -

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KLK15 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for KLK15 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KLK15 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (17.7), Colon - Transverse (13.9), Prostate (5.6), and Adrenal Gland (4.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for KLK15 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Monocytes (49.8) and Rectum (19.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for KLK15 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KLK15 Gene Hs.567535

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KLK15 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highest expression in the thyroid gland. Also expressed in the prostate, salivary, and adrenal glands and in the colon testis and kidney.
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Expression partners for KLK15 Gene

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Orthologs for KLK15 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for KLK15 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia KLK15 35
  • 81.77 (n)
  • 76.17 (a)
KLK15 36
  • 76 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia KLK15 35
  • 83.46 (n)
  • 79.69 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Klk15 35
  • 79.61 (n)
  • 77.69 (a)
Klk15 16
Klk15 36
  • 77 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KLK15 35
  • 99.48 (n)
  • 99.22 (a)
KLK15 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia LOC102553035 35
  • 80.38 (n)
  • 79.42 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia KLK15 36
  • 66 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia KLK15 36
  • 65 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG17239 37
  • 33 (a)
Species with no ortholog for KLK15:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for KLK15 Gene

Gene Tree for KLK15 (if available)
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Paralogs for KLK15 Gene

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Variants for KLK15 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KLK15 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs190552 -- 50,834,937(+) CTCTA(C/T)TCTGG upstream-variant-2KB
rs266112 -- 50,828,333(+) GAGAG(C/G)AAGGG intron-variant
rs266113 -- 50,829,225(+) tgaaa(C/T)tttga intron-variant
rs266114 -- 50,829,414(+) AGTCA(C/T)AGGGA intron-variant
rs266115 -- 50,829,982(+) GGTCA(A/G)AGACA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KLK15 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv3977n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv203n21 CNV Loss 19592680
dgv204n21 CNV Loss 19592680
esv2662649 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2422090 CNV Deletion 20811451
nsv515608 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv2531 CNV Loss 18451855

Relevant External Links for KLK15 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLK15 Gene

Disorders for KLK15 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

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(4) Diseases for KLK15 Gene including...

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for KLK15 Gene

(5) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for KLK15 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
prostate cancer 52.9 3
prostate carcinoma 35 1
breast carcinoma 23.5 1
breast cancer 15.4 2
cancer 0 1

Relevant External Links for KLK15

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for KLK15 Gene

Publications for KLK15 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of the human kallikrein 15 gene (KLK15). Up- regulation in prostate cancer. (PMID: 11010966) Yousef G.M. … Diamandis E.P. (J. Biol. Chem. 2001) 2 3 4 23
  2. The androgen-regulated gene human kallikrein 15 (KLK15) is an independent and favourable prognostic marker for breast cancer. (PMID: 12439720) Yousef G.M. … Diamandis E.P. (Br. J. Cancer 2002) 2 3 23
  3. Prognostic value of the human kallikrein gene 15 expression in ovarian cancer. (PMID: 12915603) Yousef G.M. … Diamandis E.P. (J. Clin. Oncol. 2003) 3 23
  4. An unappreciated role for RNA surveillance. (PMID: 14759258) Hillman R.T. … Brenner S.E. (Genome Biol. 2004) 3 4
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4

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