Immunolocalization of the protease kallikrein in the colon

J Histochem Cytochem. 1983 Nov;31(11):1255-60. doi: 10.1177/31.11.6194202.


Colon kallikrein was localized in the goblet cells of cat and man by a variety of immunocytochemical techniques. No evidence of this enzyme was found in other sites in this organ. The possible physiological significance of kallikrein in the gastrointestinal tract and of the many related serine proteases is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Colon / enzymology*
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques
  • Kallikreins / analysis*
  • Staining and Labeling


  • Kallikreins