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Ovalbumin Serpins

  1. Phillip I Bird1,
  2. Gary A Silverman2

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005903



How to Cite

Bird, P. I. and Silverman, G. A. 2006. Ovalbumin Serpins. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Monash University School of Medicine, Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


Ovalbumin serpins (ov-serpins) are a clade of intracellular protease inhibitors belonging to the serpin superfamily. They are involved in tumor progression, cell growth and differentiation, and the control of cell death. The genes are clustered at 6p25 and 18q21–23 and have almost identical structures.


  • serpin;
  • ov-serpin;
  • gene;
  • gene localization;
  • gene structure