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Complexes between 125I-labeled urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) bound to purified alpha 2-macroglobulin (alpha 2M) receptor (alpha 2MR)/low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP). No binding was observed when using uPA. The magnitude of uPA.PAI-1 binding was comparable with that of the(More)
A region containing sites for ligand binding was localized in the 4525-amino acid residue alpha 2-macroglobulin receptor/low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (alpha 2MR/LRP) by ligand- and immunoblotting of proteinase and CNBr digests of the purified human placental protein. 125I-Labeled rat alpha 1-macroglobulin light chain,(More)
Inhibition of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is a favorable way of treating several important diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn disease, and psoriasis. Therefore, an extensive range of TNFalpha inhibitory proteins, most of them based upon an antibody scaffold, has been developed and used with variable success as therapeutics. We have(More)
To find new principles for inhibiting serine proteases, we screened phage-displayed random peptide repertoires with urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) as the target. The most frequent of the isolated phage clones contained the disulfide bridge-constrained sequence CSWRGLENHRMC, which we designated upain-1. When expressed recombinantly with a protein(More)
Each of the two type II domains and four larger fragments, containing one or two type II domains of fibronectin, have been expressed in Escherichia coli. A special vector, containing a fragment encoding the cleavage site for Factor Xa, Ile-Glu-Gly-Arg, inserted immediately before the protein fragment of interest, was used. After treatment of the purified(More)
Variants of the receptor binding domain of both human alpha2-macroglobulin and the corresponding domain of hen egg white ovomacroglobulin have been expressed in Escherichia coli and refolded in vitro. Competition experiments with methylamine-treated alpha2-macroglobulin for binding to the multifunctional alpha2-macroglobulin receptor identify two Lys(More)
Tetranectin, a plasminogen-binding protein belonging to the family of C-type lectins, was expressed in E. coli and converted to its native form by in vitro refolding and proteolytic processing. Recombinant tetranectin-as well as natural tetranectin from human plasma-was shown by chemical cross-linking analysis and SDS-PAGE to be a homo-trimer in solution as(More)
Tetranectin (TN) is a C-type lectin involved in fibrinolysis, being the only endogenous ligand known to bind specifically to the kringle 4 domain of plasminogen. TN was originally isolated from plasma, but shows a wide tissue distribution. Furthermore, TN has been found in the extracellular matrix of certain human carcinomas, whereas none or little is(More)
The alpha2macroglobulin-receptor-associated protein (RAP) binds to the alpha2macroglobulin receptor/low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (alpha2MR/LRP), a multi-functional cell surface receptor known to bind and internalize several macromolecular ligands. RAP has been shown to inhibit binding of all known alpha2MR/LRP ligands. Mutational studies(More)
Tetranectin is a plasminogen kringle 4-binding protein. The crystal structure has been determined at 2.8 A resolution using molecular replacement. Human tetranectin is a homotrimer forming a triple alpha-helical coiled coil. Each monomer consists of a carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) connected to a long alpha-helix. Tetranectin has been classified in a(More)