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SLPI Protein, Antibody, ELISA Kit, cDNA Clone

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    SLPI Summary & Protein Information

    SLPI Background

    Gene Summary: Secretory leukocyte peptidase inhibitor gene encodes a secreted inhibitor which protects epithelial tissues from serine proteases. It is found in various secretions including seminal plasma, cervical mucus, and bronchial secretions, and has affinity for trypsin, leukocyte elastase, and cathepsin G. Its inhibitory effect contributes to the immune response by protecting epithelial surfaces from attack by endogenous proteolytic enzymes; the protein is also thought to have broad-spectrum anti-biotic activity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
    General information above from NCBI
    Subcellular location: Secreted.
    Tissue specificity: Mucous fluids.
    Sequence similarity: Contains 2 WAP domains.C
    General information above from UniProt

    Secretory leukoprotease inhibitor (SLPI), also called antileukoprotease (ALP), is a 12-kDa, nonglycosylated serine protease inhibitor present in mucous secretions. It is thought to play a role in protecting the mucosae from injury associated with inflammation. SLPI is locally produced by serous cells, including bronchial submucosal glands. Elafin and SLPI are members of larger families of proteins secreted predominantly at mucosal sites, and have been shown to be modulated in multiple pathological conditions. Elafin and SLPI are structurally related in that both have a fold with a four-disulfide core or whey acidic protein (WAP) domain responsible for inhibiting proteases. SLPI is a prominent innate immune protein of the respiratory tract, possessing serine protease inhibitor activity, antibacterial activity, and anti-inflammatory/immunomodulatory activity.

    SLPI Alternative Name

    ALK1,ALP,HUSI-I,MPI,WFDC4,BLPI,HUSI,SLPI,WAP4, [human]
    RP23-462O16.7,Slpi, [mouse]

    SLPI Related Studies

  • Moreau T, et al. (2008) Multifaceted roles of human elafin and secretory leukocyte proteinase inhibitor (SLPI), two serine protease inhibitors of the chelonianin family. Biochimie. 90(2): 284-95.
  • Weldon S, et al. (2007) Innate host defense functions of secretory leucoprotease inhibitor. Exp Lung Res. 33(10): 485-91.
  • Williams SE, et al. (2006) SLPI and elafin: one glove, many fingers. Clin Sci (Lond). 110(1): 21-35.
  • Kikuchi T, et al. (1996) Regulation of secretory leukoprotease inhibitor gene expression. Nihon Rinsho. 54(2): 405-10.
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