Aliases for SLPI Gene
External Ids for SLPI Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLPI Gene
This gene encodes a secreted inhibitor which protects epithelial tissues from serine proteases. It is found in various secretions including seminal plasma, cervical mucus, and bronchial secretions, and has affinity for trypsin, leukocyte elastase, and cathepsin G. Its inhibitory effect contributes to the immune response by protecting epithelial surfaces from attack by endogenous proteolytic enzymes. This antimicrobial protein has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for SLPI Gene
SLPI (Secretory Leukocyte Peptidase Inhibitor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLPI include trichomoniasis and urogenital tuberculosis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism 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 enzyme binding and endopeptidase inhibitor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLPI Gene
Acid-stable proteinase inhibitor with strong affinities for trypsin, chymotrypsin, elastase, and cathepsin G. May prevent elastase-mediated damage to oral and possibly other mucosal tissues