Cathepsin E may have a role in immune function. It is most likely involved in the processing of antigenic peptides during MHC class II-mediated antigen presentation. It may also play a role in activation-induced lymphocyte depletion in the thymus, and in neuronal degeneration and glial cell activation in the brain.
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Protein Aliases: Cathepsin E; Cathepsin E form I; Cathepsin E form II; EC 22.214.171.124; erythrocyte membrane aspartic proteinase; slow-moving proteinase
Gene Aliases: A430072O03Rik; C920004C08Rik; CATE; CE; CEA; CEB; CTSE; Ctsea