Aliases for KLK14 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KLK14 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the kallikrein subfamily of serine proteases that have diverse physiological functions such as regulation of blood pressure and desquamation. The altered expression of this gene is implicated in the progression of different cancers including breast and prostate tumors. The encoded protein is a precursor that is proteolytically processed to generate the functional enzyme. This gene is one of the fifteen kallikrein subfamily members located in a cluster on chromosome 19. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2015]
GeneCards Summary for KLK14 Gene
KLK14 (Kallikrein Related Peptidase 14) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLK14 include Netherton Syndrome and Breast Cancer. Among its related pathways are Collagen chain trimerization and Keratinization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include serine-type endopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is KLK5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for KLK14 Gene
Serine-type endopeptidase with a dual trypsin-like and chymotrypsin-like substrate specificity. May activate/inactivate the proteinase-activated receptors F2R, F2RL1 and F2RL3 and other kallikreins including KLK1, KLK3, KLK5 and KLK11. May function in seminal clot liquefaction through direct cleavage of the semenogelin SEMG1 and SEMG2 and activation of KLK3. May function through desmoglein DSG1 cleavage in epidermal desquamation a process by which the most superficial corneocytes are shed from the skin surface. May be involved in several aspects of tumor progression including growth, invasion and angiogenesis.