PRSS8

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Prostasin is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PRSS8 gene.[1][2][3]

This gene encodes a trypsinogen, which is a member of the trypsin family of serine proteases. This enzyme is highly expressed in prostate epithelia and is one of several proteolytic enzymes found in seminal fluid. The proprotein is cleaved to produce a light chain and a heavy chain which are associated by a disulfide bond. It is active on peptide linkages involving the carboxyl group of lysine or arginine.

The protein is implicated in epithelial sodium channel regulation[4] and may help regulate a variety of tissue functions that involve a sodium channel.[5]

References

  1. Yu JX, Chao L, Ward DC, Chao J (Mar 1996). "Structure and chromosomal localization of the human prostasin (PRSS8) gene". Genomics. 32 (3): 334–40. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.0127. PMID 8838796.
  2. Yu JX, Chao L, Chao J (Jun 1995). "Molecular cloning, tissue-specific expression, and cellular localization of human prostasin mRNA". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 270 (22): 13483–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.270.22.13483. PMID 7768952.
  3. "Entrez Gene: PRSS8 protease, serine, 8".
  4. Koda A, Wakida N, Toriyama K, Yamamoto K, Iijima H, Tomita K, Kitamura K (Apr 2009). "Urinary prostasin in humans: relationships among prostasin, aldosterone and epithelial sodium channel activity". Hypertension Research. 32 (4): 276–81. doi:10.1038/hr.2009.6. PMID 19262497.
  5. Zhu H, Guo D, Li K, Yan W, Tan Y, Wang X, Treiber FA, Chao J, Snieder H, Dong Y (Sep 2008). "Prostasin: a possible candidate gene for human hypertension". American Journal of Hypertension. 21 (9): 1028–33. doi:10.1038/ajh.2008.224. PMC 3812941. PMID 18583984.

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