Aliases for SERPINB8 Gene
External Ids for SERPINB8 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SERPINB8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SERPINB8 Gene
The superfamily of high molecular weight serine proteinase inhibitors (serpins) regulate a diverse set of intracellular and extracellular processes such as complement activation, fibrinolysis, coagulation, cellular differentiation, tumor suppression, apoptosis, and cell migration. Serpins are characterized by well-conserved a tertiary structure that consists of 3 beta sheets and 8 or 9 alpha helices (Huber and Carrell, 1989 [PubMed 2690952]). A critical portion of the molecule, the reactive center loop connects beta sheets A and C. Protease inhibitor-8 (PI8; SERPINB8) is a member of the ov-serpin subfamily, which, relative to the archetypal serpin PI1 (MIM 107400), is characterized by a high degree of homology to chicken ovalbumin, lack of N- and C-terminal extensions, absence of a signal peptide, and a serine rather than an asparagine residue at the penultimate position (summary by Bartuski et al., 1997 [PubMed 9268635]).[supplied by OMIM, Jan 2010]
GeneCards Summary for SERPINB8 Gene
SERPINB8 (Serpin Family B Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Dissolution of Fibrin Clot and Platelet activation, signaling and aggregation. GO annotations related to this gene include serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity. An important paralog of this gene is SERPINB12.