Protein Name lactoperoxidase
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4025
Gene Symbol

LPO

UniProt P22079 (PERL_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 472
Total Number of Articles : 369
Description

lactoperoxidase

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a member of the peroxidase family of proteins. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate the mature enzyme. Following its secretion from salivary, mammary, and other mucosal glands, this enzyme catalyzes the generation of the antimicrobial substance hypothiocyanous acid. This gene is present in a gene cluster on chromosome 17. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, at least one of which encodes a preproprotein that is proteolytically processed. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2016]

synonyms
  • lactoperoxidase
  • salivary peroxidase
  • SPO
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