M W Guntenhöner

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Hyaluronidase from fresh human serum was purified to apparent homogeneity in a two-step procedure. Potent serum inhibitors of hyaluronidase activity were removed during the course of the purification. Isolation of the enzyme was expedited by the use of a newly devised ELISA-like assay. Enzyme activity was measured by following the rates of hydrolysis of(More)
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a key structural element of the extracellular matrix. Turnover rates of HA are determined in part by hyaluronidases, that are themselves modulated by hyaluronidase inhibitors. A substrate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis procedure is described here that separates enzyme from inhibitors. The HA is embedded in the gel, and following(More)
Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in the process of wound repair. Deposition of this glycosaminoglycan polymer is in turn controlled by levels of the enzyme hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase activity was examined in a rat incisional skin wound model comparing laser and scalpel wounds. A polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) hyaluronic acid substrate assay was(More)
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