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  • G Wirl
  • Connective tissue research
  • 1977
Collagenolytic activity has been demonstrated in the early phase of chemical carcinogenesis of mouse skin following 3-methylcholanthrene application dropwise in acetone or painted on the skin in benzene. In addition very high levels of collagenase could be detected in mouse skin papillomas and carcinomas. In all the tissues investigated, collagenase(More)
  • G Wirl
  • Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für physiologische…
  • 1975
An enzyme capable of digesting native collagen in solution at neutral pH was extracted from the 6 000 times g sediment of the involuting uterus of the mouse and of the back skins of mice and rats. The collagenase could be dissociated at cold-room temperature from the sediment in about equal amounts when neutral Tris buffer containing 1.0M NaCl or 5M urea(More)
Collagen-binding proteins were studied in mammary epithelial cells of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced rat mammary tumors. These proteins can be solubilized from cell membranes with 0.1% Triton. Using affinity chromatography on type I collagen-Sepharose and polyacrylamide slab gel electrophoresis, three major proteins of 34,000, 36,000, and 38,000 Da(More)
The production of collagenase has been examined in primary cultures of multicellular epithelial organoids and of stromal cells isolated from DMBA-induced mammary tumors of the rat. Plastic culture dishes and dishes coated with collagen fibrils were used to study the effect of such a substrate on collagenase release. Cultures of 51-micron epithelial(More)
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