David R. Light

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Sequence profile and fold recognition methods identified mammalian purple acid phosphatase (PAP), a member of a dimetal-containing phosphoesterase (DMP) family, as a remote homolog of human acid sphingomyelinase (ASM). A model of the phosphoesterase domain of ASM was built based on its predicted secondary structure and the metal-coordinating residues of(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin II (Ang II) accelerates atherosclerosis and induces abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in an experimental mouse model. Agonism of a G protein-coupled receptor by Ang II activates Rho-kinase and other signaling pathways and results in activation of proteolysis and apoptosis. Enhanced proteolysis and smooth muscle cell apoptosis are(More)
The serine proteinase alpha-thrombin causes blood clotting through proteolytic cleavage of fibrinogen and protease-activated receptors and amplifies its own generation by activating the essential clotting factors V and VIII. Thrombomodulin, a transmembrane thrombin receptor with six contiguous epidermal growth factor-like domains (TME1-6), profoundly alters(More)
We recently developed a longer lasting recombinant factor VIII-Fc fusion protein, rFVIIIFc, to extend the half-life of replacement FVIII for the treatment of people with hemophilia A. In order to elucidate the biological mechanism for the elongated half-life of rFVIIIFc at a cellular level we delineated the roles of VWF and the tissue-specific expression of(More)
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