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CTSD cathepsin D

Also known as: CPSD; CLN10; HEL-S-130P

Summary

This gene encodes a lysosomal aspartyl protease composed of a dimer of disulfide-linked heavy and light chains, both produced from a single protein precursor. This proteinase, which is a member of the peptidase C1 family, has a specificity similar to but narrower than that of pepsin A. Transcription of this gene is initiated from several sites, including one which is a start site for an estrogen-regulated transcript. Mutations in this gene are involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases, including breast cancer and possibly Alzheimer disease. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

Genomic context

Location:
11p15.5
Sequence:
Chromosome: 11; NC_000011.10 (1752752..1763992, complement)
Total number of exons:
9

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