Journal article

Human and mouse perforin are processed in part through cleavage by the lysosomal cysteine proteinase cathepsin L

Spela Konjar, Vivien R Sutton, Sabine Hoves, Urska Repnik, Hideo Yagita, Thomas Reinheckel, Christoph Peters, Vito Turk, Boris Turk, Joseph A Trapani, Natasa Kopitar-Jerala

Immunology | WILEY | Published : 2010


Awarded by Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia

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Awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Eric Vivier and Phillip Bird for NK-92 and K562 cells; Mark Smyth for the YT 5 cell line, Garnett Suck for KHYG1, Frank Carbone for EL-4, Marko Mihelic for active recombinant mouse Cat L, James Powers for granzyme B substrate, and Jose Villadangos for making the CatL<SUP>-/-</SUP> mice available for Australian investigators. This work was supported by the Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, grant P-0140 (to V.T. and B.T.) and S.K. was supported by Slovenian human resources development and scholarship foundation, Slovenia. J.A.T. and V.R.S. are supported by a programme grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 454569) of Australia. J.A.T. received a senior fellowship (288999) from NMHRC. S.H. was supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Ho 4007/1-1).