Literature associating TMPRSS6 and hemochromatosis type 1
Transmembrane protease, serine 6; Serine protease which hydrolyzes a range of proteins including type I collagen, fibronectin and fibrinogen. Can also activate urokinase-type plasminogen activator with low efficiency. May play a specialized role in matrix remodeling processes in liver. Through the cleavage of HFE2, a regulator of the expression of the iron absorption-regulating hormone hepicidin/HAMP, plays a role in iron homeostasis.
Synonyms: TMPRSS6, TMPRSS6p, hTMPRSS6, B0QYB3, B0QYB6 ...