Sandip M Kanse

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The urokinase receptor (CD87; uPAR) is found in close association with beta 2 integrins on leukocytes. We studied the functional consequence of this association for leukocyte adhesion and migration. In vivo, the beta 2 integrin-dependent recruitment of leukocytes to the inflamed peritoneum of uPAR-deficient mice was significantly reduced as compared with(More)
Pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a novel 38-amino-acid neuropeptide isolated from ovine hypothalamic tissues based on its activity of stimulating adenylate cyclase of rat pituitary cells. Binding sites for PACAP were studied in rat tissue membranes using a 27-amino-acid N-terminal derivative of PACAP [PACAP(1-27)] labelled with(More)
In a variety of cell types, the glycolipid-anchored urokinase receptor (uPAR) is colocalized pericellularly with components of the plasminogen activation system and endocytosis receptors. uPAR is also coexpressed with caveolin and members of the integrin adhesion receptor superfamily. The formation of functional units with these various proteins allows the(More)
We have previously demonstrated that vitronectin (VN), a morphoregulatory protein in the vessel wall, is internalized and translocated to the subendothelial matrix by an integrin-independent mechanism (J. Histochem. Cytochem. 41, 1823-1832, 1993). The cell surface component which mediates the initial contact of VN with endothelial cells is defined here. The(More)
Expression of the calcitonin gene-related peptide, alpha-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), and the homologous beta-CGRP were compared in sensory and enteric nerves of the rat. Analysis of CGRP-like immunoreactivity by cation exchange chromatography and radioimmunoassay showed that in the dorsal root ganglia, dorsal spinal cord and in those peripheral(More)
The G534E polymorphism (Marburg I [MI]) of factor VII-activating protease (FSAP) is associated with carotid stenosis and cardiovascular disease. We have previously demonstrated that FSAP is present in atherosclerotic plaques and it is a potent inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle proliferation and migration in vitro. The effect of wild-type (WT)- and MI-FSAP(More)
Cell migration involves the integrins, their extracellular matrix ligands, and pericellular proteolytic enzyme systems. We have studied the role of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in cell migration, using human amnion WISH cells and human epidermoid carcinoma HEp-2 cells in an assay measuring migration from microcarrier beads and a modified(More)
High-affinity binding sites for glucagon-like peptide-1 7-36 amide (GLP-1 7-36 NH2) were identified in rat brain and lung membranes. Binding of [125I]GLP-1 7-36 NH2 was rapid, reversible, specific, saturable and pH dependent. Specific binding in the central nervous system was particularly high in the hypothalamus and the brain stem. Oxyntomodulin,(More)
Recently, fragments of extracellular proteins, including endostatin, were defined as a novel group of angiogenesis inhibitors. In this study, human plasma equivalent hemofiltrate was used as a source for the purification of high molecular weight peptides (10-20 kDa), and the isolation and identification of circulating human endostatin are described. The(More)
Different extracellular matrix proteins have been described as binding proteins for growth factors, influencing their storage or presentation towards cellular receptors. The multifunctional adhesive glycoprotein vitronectin (VN), which is found in the circulation and widely distributed throughout different tissues, has been implicated in the regulation of(More)