ⓘ Cathepsin L2

                                     

ⓘ Cathepsin L2

Cathepsin L2, also known as cathepsin V and encoded by the CTSV gene, is a human gene.

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the peptidase C1 family, is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase that may play an important role in the physiology of the cornea. This gene is expressed in colon and breast carcinoma, but not in normal colon, mammary gland, or in peritumoral tissues, suggesting a possible role of this gene in tumor processes.