Giorgos Theodorou

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The activation of plasminogen plays a crucial role in a variety of extracellular proteolytic events such as, fibrinolysis, cell migration, ovulation, involution of the mammary gland and the activation of other protease classes and growth factors. In this paper we describe the isolation of the full-length cDNAs of ovine urokinase plasminogen activator (u-PA)(More)
Two serine proteases, urokinase and tissue type, control the activation of plasminogen to plasmin. These proteases are in turn specifically inhibited by plasminogen activator inhibitors type 1 and 2 (PAI-1 and PAI-2), both of which belong to the serine protease inhibitor (serpin) superfamily. Very little information is available on the role of PAI-1 and(More)
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