Aliases for KLK6 Gene
External Ids for KLK6 Gene
Previous Symbols for KLK6 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. The encoded enzyme is regulated by steroid hormones. In tissue culture, the enzyme has been found to generate amyloidogenic fragments from the amyloid precursor protein, suggesting a potential for involvement in Alzheimer's disease. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants that encode different isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KLK6 Gene
KLK6 (Kallikrein-Related Peptidase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLK6 include synucleinopathy and prostate cancer. Among its related pathways are Alpha-synuclein signaling and Collagen biosynthesis and modifying enzymes. GO annotations related to this gene include serine-type endopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is KLK12.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLK6 Gene
Serine protease which exhibits a preference for Arg over Lys in the substrate P1 position and for Ser or Pro in the P2 position. Shows activity against amyloid precursor protein, myelin basic protein, gelatin, casein and extracellular matrix proteins such as fibronectin, laminin, vitronectin and collagen. Degrades alpha-synuclein and prevents its polymerization, indicating that it may be involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson disease and other synucleinopathies. May be involved in regulation of axon outgrowth following spinal cord injury. Tumor cells treated with a neutralizing KLK6 antibody migrate less than control cells, suggesting a role in invasion and metastasis.