KLK5

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KLK5

A gene on chromosome 19q13.33 that encodes a protein thought to be involved in desquamation; it is expressed in the skin, breast, brain and  testes.
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Kallikrein-related peptidase 5 or KLK5 cleaves off the DPP4 present on the surface of Th17 cells and the freely circulating DPP4 starts piling up in blood.
[6] Human genes: KLK8, kallikrein-related peptidase 8; KLK3, kallikrein-related peptidase 3; KLK5, kallikrein-related peptidase 5; KLK6, kallikrein-related peptidase 6; KLK7, kallikrein-related peptidase 7; KLK10, kallikrein-related peptidase 10; KLK11, kallikrein-related peptidase 11; KLK13, kallikrein-related peptidase 13; KLK14, kallikrein-related peptidase 14; ERBB4, v-erb-a erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homolog 4 (avian); LOX, lysyl oxidase.