kallikrein

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kallikrein

(ˌkælɪˈkriːɪn; kəˈlɪkriːɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a type of protease that liberates kinins from kininogens
Translations

kal·li·kre·in

n. calicreína, enzima potente de acción vasodilatadora.
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Potential scope of action of tissue kallikreins in CNS immune-mediated disease.
His main research interests are tumor markers, especially a group of enzymes called human tissue kallikreins.
Markers that may be useful for analysis of PCa include the prostate-specific tissue kallikreins or other markers of local cancer progression, such as TGF-[[beta].
Among the newly identified prognostic markers for ovarian cancer are the human tissue kallikreins (hKs), a family of 15 trypsin and chymotrypsin-like secreted serine proteases encoded by genes localized in tandem on chromosome 19g13.
Human tissue kallikreins (hKs) (6) comprise a subgroup of 15 homologous secreted serine proteases encoded by a tightly clustered multigene family on the long arm of chromosome 19 (KLK1-KLK15)'.
The hormonal regulation of human tissue kallikreins has been studied extensively in several cancer lines in tissue culture, by both reverse transcription-PCR and quantitative immunofluorometric ELISA methods (Table 5) (13,15-17,34-40).
To elucidate the biological roles of kallikreins in various malignancies, she extended her research into the functional characterization of the human tissue kallikreins.
On the basis of knowledge of other prostatic tissue kallikreins (hK2 and hK3), we expected relatively high concentrations of hK4 in prostatic tissue and in prostatic secretions (e.