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Protein KLK1 PDB 1spj.png
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PDB Human UniProt search: PDBe RCSB
Aliases KLK1, KLKR, Klk6, hK1, kallikrein 1
External IDs HomoloGene: 110727 GeneCards: KLK1
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 19: 50.82 – 50.82 Mb n/a
PubMed search [1] n/a
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Kallikrein-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KLK1 gene.[2][3][4] KLK1 is a member of the peptidase S1 family.

Kallikreins are a subgroup of serine proteases having diverse physiological functions. Growing evidence suggests that many kallikreins are implicated in carcinogenesis and some have potential as novel cancer and other disease biomarkers. This gene is one of the fifteen kallikrein subfamily members located in a cluster on chromosome 19. This protein is functionally conserved in its capacity to release the vasoactive peptide, Lys-bradykinin, from low molecular weight kininogen.[5]


  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ Richards RI, Holman K, Shen Y, Kozman H, Harley H, Brook D, Shaw D (Feb 1992). "Human glandular Kallikrein genes: genetic and physical mapping of the KLK1 locus using a highly polymorphic microsatellite PCR marker". Genomics. 11 (1): 77–82. doi:10.1016/0888-7543(91)90103-L. PMID 1684954. 
  3. ^ 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 (Jun 2006). "A comprehensive nomenclature for serine proteases with homology to tissue kallikreins". Biol Chem. 387 (6): 637–41. doi:10.1515/BC.2006.082. PMID 16800724. 
  4. ^ Diamandis, Eleftherios P.; Deperthes, David; Lundwall, Åke (Jun 2006). "Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Kallikreins, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 1-3 , 2005". Biol Chem. 387 (6): 635–824. doi:10.1515/BC.2006.081. PMID 16800723. 
  5. ^ "Entrez Gene: KLK1 kallikrein 1". 

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External links[edit]

  • The MEROPS online database for peptidases and their inhibitors: S01.160