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Heparin and heparan sulfate enhancement of the inhibitory activity of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 toward urokinase type plasminogen activator.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.
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1994 (English)In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, ISSN 0006-3002, Vol. 1201, no 2, 217-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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To study effects of glycosaminoglycan on the interaction between two chain urokinase type plasminogen activator (tcu-PA) (EC and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) the second order rate constant (k1) between high molecular weight tcu-PA and active recombinant prokaryotic PAI-1 (rpPAI-1) was determined employing a continuous method using chromogenic substrate S-2444 either in the presence or absence of various kinds of glycosaminoglycans. k1 was (5.9 +/- 1.6).10(6)/mol per s in the absence of effector molecule, and following addition of heparin (1.0 U/ml) k1 was enhanced to (3.22 +/- 0.73).10(7). A significant enhancement of k1 was also obtained by heparan sulfate (1.87 +/- 0.25).10(7). Dermatan sulfate or chondroitin sulfate did not show a significant effect on k1 although a slight decrease was obtained by mono-dextran sulfate (4.2 +/- 1.2).10(6). The intrinsic fluorescence of rpPAI-1 was shown to be slightly increased following addition of heparin (1.49 +/- 0.22%, n = 6), suggesting that heparin may enhance the inhibitory activity of PAI-1 toward tcu-PA both by a template mechanism and by a modification of PAI-1 structure.

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1994. Vol. 1201, no 2, 217-22 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59914PubMedID: 7947934OAI: diva2:557017
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