Hyang Mi Kang

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Annexin II tetramer (AIIt) is an important endothelial cell surface protein receptor for plasminogen and t-PA. AIIt, a heterotetramer, is composed of two p36 subunits (called annexin II) and two p11 subunits. In this report, we have compared the ability of the isolated p36 and p11 subunits to stimulate t-PA-dependent [Glu]plasminogen activation. The(More)
Calponin has been implicated in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction through its interaction with F-actin and inhibition of the actin-activated MgATPase activity of phosphorylated myosin. Both properties are lost following phosphorylation (primarily at serine 175) by protein kinase C or calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II. To evaluate further the(More)
Calponin, a thin-filament-associated protein implicated in the regulation of smooth-muscle contraction, is phosphorylated in vitro by protein kinase C and Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II [Winder and Walsh (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 10148-10155] and dephosphorylated by a type 2A protein phosphatase [Winder, Pato and Walsh (1992) Biochem. J. 286,(More)
Annexin II tetramer (AIIt) is a major Ca2+-binding protein of endothelial cells which has been shown to exist on both the intracellular and extracellular surfaces of the plasma membrane. In this report, we demonstrate that AIIt stimulates the activation of plasminogen by facilitating the tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA)-dependent conversion of(More)
The enzymatic cascade triggered by activation of plasminogen has been implicated in a variety of normal and pathologic events, such as fibrinolysis, wound healing, tissue remodeling, embryogenesis, and the invasion and spread of transformed tumor cells. Recent data established that the Ca(2+)- and phospholipid-binding protein, annexin II heterotetramer(More)
Annexin II tetramer (AIIt) is a major Ca(2+)-binding protein of the endothelial cell surface which has been shown to stimulate the tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA)-dependent conversion of plasminogen to plasmin. In the present report, we have examined the regulation of plasmin activity by AIIt. The incubation of plasmin with AIIt resulted in a 95% loss(More)
In this paper, we have characterized the regulation of plasmin activity by annexin II tetramer (AIIt). Plasmin activity was measured by a fibrin lysis assay in which a fibrin polymer was produced from purified components and the extent of polymer lysis was determined by following changes in turbidity. Extrinsic lysis of the fibrin polymer, initiated by(More)
BACKGROUND LB80380 is potent antiviral agent against hepatitis B virus (HBV) in vitro and in the woodchuck model. It has an excellent preclinical safety profile including lower potential for renal toxicity than adefovir. It is effective against both wild-type and YMDD mutant HBV. LB80380 is converted to its parent drug, LB80331, after oral absorption, and(More)
Annexin II tetramer (AIIt) is a Ca2+-dependent, phosphatidylserine-binding, and F-actin-bundling phosphoprotein which is localized to both the extracellular and cytoplasmic surfaces of the plasma membrane. The tetramer is composed of two p36 heavy chains and two p11 light chains. We have produced prokaryotic cDNA expression constructs for both p36 and p11.(More)
Annexin II heterotetramer (AIIt) is a multifunctional Ca(2+)-binding protein composed of two 11-kDa subunits and two annexin II subunits. The annexin II subunit contains three type II and two type III Ca(2+)-binding sites which are thought to regulate the interaction of AIIt with anionic phospholipid, F-actin, and heparin. In the present study we utilized(More)
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