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FEBS Lett. 1995 May 15;364(3):268-71.

Cloning of cDNA for human granzyme 3.

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  • 1Khepri Pharmaceuticals Inc., South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA.

Abstract

A serine protease gene was cloned from cDNA prepared from tissue isolated from human ascites. The gene codes for a protein of 264 amino acids, identified as human granzyme 3 by the N-terminal amino acid sequence. Granzyme 3 has the expected features of the chymotrypsin family of serine proteases, and is closely related to other human granzymes (40-45% identity). However, the closest granzyme 3 homologue is the recently characterized rat tryptase, RNK-Tryp-2 (75% identity). From Northern blots, granzyme 3 appears to be highly expressed in peripheral blood leukocytes, spleen, thymus, and lung tissues.

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