Johannes Schnepel

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Human plasma fibronectin (pFN) contains a cryptic metalloprotease present in the collagen-binding domain. The enzyme could be generated and activated in the presence of Ca2+ from the purified 70-kDa pFN fragment produced by cathepsin D digestion. In this work we cloned and expressed the metalloprotease, designated FN type IV collagenase (FnColA), and a(More)
The N-terminal heparin/fibrin binding domain of human plasma fibronectin (pFN) contains a cryptic proteinase. The enzyme could be generated and activated in the presence of Ca2+ from the purified 70 kDa pFN fragment produced by cathepsin D digestion of pFN. In this work we cloned and expressed the serine proteinase, designated fibronectinase (Fnase), in E.(More)
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