INTRAHEPATIC EXPRESSION OF COLLAGEN AND FIBROBLAST ACTIVATION PROTEIN (FAP) IN HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION

DPIV is the best understood proteinase that has the rare capability of
hydrolysing the prolyl bond (Gorrell et al., 2001). We have suggested that DPIV, fibroblast activation protein (FAP) DP8, DP9, dipeptidyl peptidase – like protein 1 (DPL1, previously named DPX) and DPL2 form a distinct subclass of the prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) family called the DPIV/CD26 gene family (Abbott and Gorrell, 2002).

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