The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Cloning and characterization of mouse klk27, a novel tissue kallikrein expressed in testicular Leydig cells and exhibiting chymotrypsin-like specificity.

A cDNA clone of a new mouse tissue kallikrein, designated mKlk27, was isolated from an adult mouse testis cDNA library. mKlk27 was expressed in the submaxillary glands and testis of the mouse. In testis, mKlk27 gene was expressed exclusively in the Leydig cells of the adult mouse. Active recombinant mKlk27 exhibited chymotrypsin-like cleavage specificity. A single amino-acid substitution of Gly for Asp at position 209 in mKlk27 resulted in complete loss of its chymotryptic activity but acquisition of tryptic activity. mKlk27 effectively hydrolyzed casein, gelatin and fibronectin. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 was also hydrolyzed by recombinant mKlk27. These results suggest that mKlk27 plays an important role in association with the function of the adult mouse testis.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities