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Human gastric carcinoma cell line STKM-1 secretes a large protein that induces scattering of a rat liver epithelial cell line (BRL) into disconnected individual cells in monolayer culture. This cell-scattering factor was purified from serum-free conditioned medium of STKM-1 cells and found to be composed of three disulfide-linked subunits of 140, 150, and(More)
A lectin was purified from Japanese sea hare Aplysia kurodai by lactosyl-agarose affinity chromatography. The molecular mass of the lectin was determined to be 56 and 32 kDa by SDS-PAGE under non-reducing and reducing conditions, respectively. It was found to agglutinate trypsinized and glutaraldehyde-fixed rabbit and human erythrocytes in the absence of(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play critical roles in tissue remodeling under various physiologic and pathologic conditions. We recently reported the expression of three membrane-type MMPs (MT-MMPs) by cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of rats (Shofuda et al, 1997). To investigate the roles of the MT-MMPs in the matrix remodeling of blood(More)
Multiple forms of metalloproteinase inhibitors were found in the serum-free conditioned medium of the EJ-1 human bladder carcinoma cell line by reverse zymography assay with gelatinase A as the indicator enzyme. Two novel forms of inhibitor with apparent molecular masses of 18 and 22 kDa on nonreducing SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), together(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) produced by rat smooth muscle cells (SMCs) were investigated. SMCs expressed three kinds of membrane-type MMP, MT1-MMP, MT2-MMP, and MT3-MMP, and the MT-MMP expression was stimulated by the presence of serum. MT3-MMP was characterized further by cloning its cDNA. A rat MT3-MMP cDNA encoding 607 amino acids and a cDNA for its(More)
It has previously been reported that the trypsinogen gene is expressed in various human cancers. To investigate the possible role of trypsin in tumor malignancy, trypsinogen-1 cDNA was introduced into the human gastric carcinoma cell line MKN-1. The overexpression of trypsinogen-1 in MKN-1 cells stimulated cellular growth and adhesion to fibronectin and(More)
Placental protein 5 (PP5)/tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2 (TFPI-2), a serine proteinase inhibitor, is homologous to tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) and commonly found in peripheral blood of pregnant woman. Although TFPI is well known to be synthesized primarily in endothelium and to play an important role in regulation of the extrinsic pathway of(More)
A novel trypsin inhibitor (P25TI) with an apparent molecular size of 25 kDa has previously been purified from the culture medium of human glioblastoma cells. In this study, the cDNA encoding P25TI was isolated by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening system, and its complete amino acid sequence was determined. The cDNA consisted of 1440 nucleotides(More)
Heparin-binding growth factor type 1 (HBGF-1; sometimes termed acidic fibroblast growth factor) is potentially an important factor in liver regeneration. HBGF-1 alone (half-maximal effect at 60 pM) stimulated hepatocyte DNA synthesis and bound to a high-affinity receptor (Kd = 62 pM; 5000 per cell). Epidermal growth factor (EGF) neutralized or masked the(More)
A novel lectin structure was found for a 17-kDa α-D-galactose-binding lectin (termed "MytiLec") isolated from the Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. The complete primary structure of the lectin was determined by Edman degradation and mass spectrometric analysis. MytiLec was found to consist of 149 amino acids with a total molecular mass of(More)