Olsen_2002_Gene_299_185

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Title : Identification and characterization of human DPP9, a novel homologue of dipeptidyl peptidase IV - Olsen_2002_Gene_299_185
Author(s) : Olsen C , Wagtmann N
Ref : Gene , 299 :185 , 2002
Abstract :

We used an in silico approach to identify new cDNAs with homology to dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV). DPP IV (EC 3.4.14.5) is a serine protease with a rare enzyme activity having an important role in the regulation of various processes, such as blood glucose control and immune responses. Here, we report the identification and characterization of a novel DPP IV-like molecule, termed dipeptidyl peptidase-like protein 9 (DPP9). The deduced amino acid sequence of DPP9 has a serine protease motif, GWSYG, identical to that found in DPP IV. The presence of this motif, together with a conserved order and spacing of the Ser, Asp, and His residues that form the catalytic triad in DPP IV, places DPP9 in the "DPP IV gene family". Northern blots showed that DPP9 is ubiquitously expressed, with the highest expression levels in skeletal muscle, heart, and liver, and the lowest in brain. In vitro translation of the cloned full-length DPP9 sequence resulted in a DPP9 protein product that migrated in sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis at a position similar to the predicted protein size of 98 kDa. Consistent with the lack of predicted transmembrane domains and a signal sequence, DPP9 was found in a soluble, putative cytosolic form. A DPP9 orthologue in mice was identified by expressed sequence tag database searches and verified by cDNA cloning.

PubMedSearch : Olsen_2002_Gene_299_185
PubMedID: 12459266
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-DPP9

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Gene_locus human-DPP9

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Olsen C, Wagtmann N (2002)
Identification and characterization of human DPP9, a novel homologue of dipeptidyl peptidase IV
Gene 299 :185

Olsen C, Wagtmann N (2002)
Gene 299 :185