C . - B . Laurell

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Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is one of the three most abundant prostatic-secreted proteins in human semen. It is a serine proteinase that, in its primary structure, manifests extensive similarities with that of the Arg-restricted glandular kallikrein-like proteinases. When isolated from semen by the addition of chromatography on aprotinin-Sepharose to a(More)
The comparison of measurements of fibronectin and lactoferrin in ejaculates from vasectomized men, subjects with functional deficiency or aplasia of the seminal vesicles, and reference subjects provided evidence that both the fibronectin and the lactoferrin in human seminal fluid originate from the seminal vesicles and the ampullae. The fibronectin is(More)
The sequence of alpha 1-antitrypsin is in keeping with its role as a tissue scavenger of leukocyte elastase. Two abnormal variants commonly present in Europeans cause a deficiency that predisposes them to a progressive loss of lung elasticity. The nature of the reactive centre helps explain why cigarette smoking greatly accelerates the onset and severity of(More)
Semenogelin I and semenogelin II constitute the major gel-forming proteins in human semen. The gel proteins were rapidly solubilized and separated from spermatozoa in ejaculates collected at pH 9.7 in buffer containing 4 mol/l urea and dithiothreitol. This protected the semenogelins from proteolytic degradation by prostate-specific antigen, and allowed(More)
1. alpha1-Antitrypsin contains a single thiol group partly blocked in native plasma and reactive after mild reduction. 2. Human alpha1-antitrypsins of Pi types F, M, S and Z have been isolated with native microheterogeneity using thiol-disulfide (SH-SS) interchange reactions utilizing the reactive thiol group. 3. The pI of the various microheterogeneous(More)