Alzzaqani Ahmad Hasan

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13-S-Hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid (13-S-HODE), the product of 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX) metabolism of linoleic acid, enhances cellular mitogenic responses to certain growth factors. Other observations have questioned whether 13-S-HODE has tumorigenic effects. Our study evaluated the hypothesis that 15-LOX-1 is overexpressed in colon cancers resulting in an(More)
The consequences of assembling the contact system of proteins on the surface of vascular cells has received little study. We asked whether assembly of these proteins on the surface of cultured human endothelial cells (HUVECs) results in the activation of prekallikrein (PK) and its dependent pathways. Biotinylated PK binds specifically and reversibly to(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma kininogens are selective inhibitors of alpha-thrombin activation of platelets and endothelial cells. In the present study, we localized the alpha-thrombin inhibitory sequence of kininogens and describe its mechanism of action. METHODS AND RESULTS Bradykinin and an analogue, MKRPPGFSPFRSSRIG, inhibited alpha-thrombin-induced platelet(More)
Thrombostatin (RPPGF), an angiotensin converting enzyme metabolite of bradykinin, is an inhibitor of alpha-thrombin's ability to activate platelets. We examined the in vivo pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of thrombostatin in rabbits and its ability to inhibit coronary thrombosis induced by electrolytic injury in dogs. Plasma half-life of thrombostatin(More)
An important biologic function of high-molecular-weight kininogen (HK) is to deliver bradykinin (BK) to its cellular receptors. Internalization and degradation of HK may provide a mechanism by which endothelial cells modulate the production of BK and control its activities. Therefore, we investigated the binding and subsequent distribution of(More)
High and low molecular mass kininogen, two multidomain plasma proteins, bind to endothelial cells, platelets, and neutrophils in the intravascular compartment. The specific cell attachment site on their common heavy chain is mediated by domain-3, a cystatin-like structure with inhibitory capacity for papain-like proteinases (Jiang, Y., Müller-Esterl, W.,(More)
Investigations mapped the region(s) on the light chain of high molecular weight kininogen (HK) that participates in cell binding. Sequential and overlapping peptides of domain 5 (D5H) were synthesized to determine its cell binding site(s). Three peptides from non-overlapping regions on D5H were found to inhibit biotin-HK binding to endothelial cells.(More)
It is well known that on artificial surfaces, binding and autoactivation of factor XII (FXII) is the initiating event of plasma prekallikrein (PK) activation. We performed investigations to examine whether this mechanism was true for FXII activation on endothelial cells (HUVEC). Activation of PK on HUVEC required an optimal substrate and Zn2+ concentration,(More)
Bradykinin (BK), a potent vasoactive nonapeptide formed by proteolytic cleavage of kininogen, mediates its activity by binding to specific cell surface receptors. Delivery of BK to these receptors is limited by cell-bound and plasma kininases that degrade BK to inactive fragments. Binding of its parent compound, kininogen, to specific endothelial cell(More)
The plasma kininogens, high (HK) and low (LK) molecular weight kininogens, are the parent proteins for bradykinin, a potent vasoactive peptide that locally influences vascular biology. Binding of both HK and LK to the endovascular wall contributes to bradykinin delivery. Recently, we found one preparation of LK (LKd) which had reduced inhibition of(More)