PCSK2

PCSK2

A gene on chromosome 20p11.2 that encodes a peptidase S8 family convertase located in secretory granules and involved in processing pairs of basic amino acid residues located on prohormones and other protein precursors (e.g., POMC, renin, enkephalin, dynorphin, somatostatin and insulin).
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People with a genetic variant near the PCSK2 gene, which is involved in producing insulin, have more Bacteroides bacteria in their intestines, Blekhman reported May 9 at the Biology of Genomes meeting.
People with a genetic variant near the PCSK2 gene, which is partly responsible for producing insulin, have more of the Bacteroides type in their intestines.