A comprehensive nomenclature for serine proteases with homology to tissue kallikreins.
Lundwall A., Band V., Blaber M., Clements JA., Courty Y., Diamandis EP., Fritz H., Lilja H., Malm J., Maltais LJ., Olsson AY., Petraki C., Scorilas A., Sotiropoulou G., Stenman UH., Stephan C., Talieri M., Yousef GM.
The human kallikrein locus on chromosome 19q13.3-13.4 contains kallikrein 1--the tissue kallikrein--and 14 related serine proteases. Recent investigations into their function and evolution have indicated that the present nomenclature for these proteins is inadequate or insufficient. Here we present a new nomenclature in which proteins without proven kininogenase activity are denoted kallikrein-related peptidase. Names are also given to the unique rodent proteins that are closely related to kallikrein 1.