Biological Signals and Receptors

Biological Signals and Receptors

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Introduction There are two major classes of proteases that have been implicated in extracellular matrix (ECM) proteolysis: the plasminogen activator (PA) system and the zinc-ion-containing matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) [1-3]. ... several other proteins of ECM that are degraded by plasmin, including gelatin, fibrinogen, type IV collagen, fibrinectin, lami- nin, elastin and proteoglycans [7-9]. ... A simplified diagram of the PA system involving the ECM degradation is shown in figure 1 .

Title:Biological Signals and Receptors
Author:F. Fraschini, Daniel P. Cardinali, Russel J. Reiter, B. M. Stankov
Publisher: - 1999


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