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PI3

Official Full Name
Homo sapiens peptidase inhibitor 3, skin-derived DNA.
Background
This gene encodes an elastase-specific inhibitor that functions as an antimicrobial peptide against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The protein contains a WAP-type four-disulfide core (WFDC) domain, and is thus a member of the WFDC domain family. Most WFDC gene members are localized to chromosome 20q12-q13 in two clusters: centromeric and telomeric. This gene belongs to the centromeric cluster. Expression of this gene is upgulated by bacterial lipopolysaccharides and cytokines. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
Synonyms
PI3; peptidase inhibitor 3, skin-derived; ESI; WAP3; SKALP; WFDC14; cementoin; elafin; PI-3; trappin-2; pre-elafin; protease inhibitor WAP3; elastase-specific inhibitor; skin-derived antileukoproteinase; WAP four-disulfide core domain 14; WAP four-disulfide core domain protein 14; protease inhibitor 3, skin-derived (SKALP); protease inhibitor 3, skin derived (SKALP); skin derived antileukoproteinase; trappin 2; MGC13613

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