KLK7

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KLK7

A gene on chromosome 19q13.3 that encodes a serine protease that catalyses the degradation of intercellular cohesive structures in the cornified layer of the skin during the normal shedding of cells from the skin surface. KLK7 may play a role in activating precursors of inflammatory cytokines.
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Proteolytic action of kallikrein-related peptidase 7 produces unique active matrix metalloproteinase-9 lacking the C-terminal hemopexin domains.