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Substance Name: Granzymes
ID: D053804000


  • A family of serine endopeptidases found in the SECRETORY GRANULES of LEUKOCYTES such as CYTOTOXIC T-LYMPHOCYTES and NATURAL KILLER CELLS. When secreted into the intercellular space granzymes act to eliminate transformed and virus-infected host cells.

Classification Codes

  • Cytotoxins
  • Noxae
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Granzymes

MeSH Heading

  • Granzymes


  • Fragmentin 2
  • Granzyme
  • Granzyme A
  • Granzyme-Like Protein III
  • Hanukah Factor
  • Natural Killer Cell Granule Tryptase-2
  • NK-Tryptase-2

Registry Number

  • D053804000