Specificity determinants of rat tissue kallikrein probed by site-directed mutagenesis.


Site-specific mutagenesis was employed to study structure-function relationships at the substrate binding site of rat tissue kallikrein. Four kallikrein mutants, the Pro219 deletion (P219del), the 34-38 loop Tyr-Tyr-Phe-Gly to Ile-Asn mutation [YYFG(34-38)IN], the Trp215----Gly exchange (W215G) and the double mutant with Tyr99----His and Trp215----Gly… (More)