Name

KLK2 Gene

kallikrein-related peptidase 2

This gene encodes a member of the grandular kallikrein protein family. Kallikreins are a subgroup of serine proteases that are clustered on chromosome 19. Members of this family are involved in a diverse array of biological functions. The protein encoded by this gene is a highly active trypsin-like serine protease that selectively cleaves at arginine residues. This protein is primarily expressed in prostatic tissue and is responsible for cleaving pro-prostate-specific antigen into its enzymatically active form. This gene is highly expressed in prostate tumor cells and may be a prognostic maker for prostate cancer risk. Alternate splicing results in both coding and non-coding transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]

klk2 Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term klk2 in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

KLK2 Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for KLK2 from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.