Secretory leukocyte peptidase inhibitor and lung cancer.

@article{Nukiwa2008SecretoryLP,
  title={Secretory leukocyte peptidase inhibitor and lung cancer.},
  author={Toshihiro Nukiwa and Takuji Suzuki and Tatsuro Fukuhara and Toshihiro Toshiaki Kikuchi},
  journal={Cancer science},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={
          849-55
        }
}
Secretory leukocyte peptidase inhibitor (SLPI) belongs to the whey acidic protein four-disulfide core family of proteins, and has antimicrobial and antiprotease functions. SLPI is produced by the epithelial cells lining the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive tracts. Gene-targeting experiments in mice indicated that one function of SLPI is to protect proepithelin from elastase cleavage in wound healing. In addition to its antiprotease function, SLPI has an anti-inflammatory function… CONTINUE READING
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