BackgroundHuman Kallikrein 7 is a member of the tissue kallikrein family of extracellular serine proteases that is made up of 15 members. It is predominantly expressed in the skin. A major physiological function of Kallikrein 7 is to regulate the desquamation process (the shedding of corneocytes from the outer layer of the epidermis) through proteolysis of the intercellular adhesive structures between corneocytes. Dysregulation of Kallikrein 7 has been linked to several inflammatory skin diseases including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and Netherton syndrome. Studies have shown that Kallikrein 5 is a potential physiological activator for Kallikrein 7. The proform of Kallikrein 7 can be activated by thermolysin.
PackagingDry ice/Polar packs
FormulationSupplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM HEPES, 150mM NaCl, pH 7.5.
ALTnamesKallikrein-7, hK7, Serine Protease 6, Stratum Corneum Chymotryptic Enzyme, hSCCE, KLK7, PRSS6, SCCE