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Hanukkah factor (granzyme A)

Hanukkah factor

HAEMATOLOGY

A popular synonym for granzyme A, a trypsin-like serine protease encoded by GZMA produced by cytotoxic T and NK cells, which is required for target cell lysis in cell-mediated immune responses.

The name derives from the similarities of the cDNA–complementary DNA nucleotide sequence to that of coagulation factor IX–Christmas factor. 

Synonym Granzyme A 

Reference http://www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=GZMA

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