Journal article

A new family of 10 murine ovalbumin serpins includes two homologs of proteinase inhibitor 8 and two homologs of the granzyme B inhibitor (proteinase inhibitor 9)

JR Sun, L Ooms, CH Bird, VR Sutton, JA Trapani, PI Bird

Journal of Biological Chemistry | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1997


Serine proteinase inhibitors (serpins) are classically regulators of extracellular proteolysis, however, recent evidence suggests that some function intracellularly. Such "ovalbumin" serpins include the human proteinase inhibitors 6 (PI-6), 8 (PI-8), and 9 (PI-9), plasminogen activator inhibitor 2, and the monocyte/neutrophil elastase inhibitor. PI-9 is a potent granzyme B (graB) inhibitor that has an unusual P1 Glu and is present primarily in lymphocytes. In a search for the murine equivalent of PI-9 we screened cDNA libraries, and performed reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction on RNA isolated from leukocyte cell lines and from lymph nodes and spleens of allo-immunized mice. We i..

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