Cathepsin L2

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CTSV
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Available structures
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Identifiers
Aliases CTSV, cathepsin V, CATL2, CTSL2, CTSU
External IDs MGI: 88564 HomoloGene: 76699 GeneCards: 1515
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001333
NM_001201575

NM_009984

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001188504.1
NP_001324.2

NP_034114.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 9: 97.03 – 97.04 Mb Chr 13: 64.36 – 64.37 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Cathepsin L2, also known as cathepsin V and encoded by the CTSL2 gene, is a human gene.[1]

The protein encoded by this gene, a member of the peptidase C1 family, is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase that may play an important role in corneal physiology. This gene is expressed in colorectal and breast carcinomas but not in normal colon, mammary gland, or peritumoral tissues, suggesting a possible role for this gene in tumor processes.

Clinical significance[edit]

Cathepsin L2 may play a role in the pathogenesis of keratoconus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entrez Gene: CTSL2 cathepsin L2". 
  2. ^ Kenney, M. C.; Chwa, M.; Atilano, S. R.; Tran, A.; Carballo, M.; Saghizadeh, M.; Vasiliou, V.; Adachi, W.; Brown, D. J. (2005) Increased levels of catalase and cathepsin V/L2 but decreased TIMP-1 in keratoconus corneas: evidence that oxidative stress plays a role in this disorder. Invest. Ophthal. Vis. Sci. 46: 823-832. PMID 15728537

External links[edit]

  • The MEROPS online database for peptidases and their inhibitors: C01.009

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