Yoav Ginzburg

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Although the involvement of soluble and matrix-immobilized proteases in tumor cell invasion and metastasis is well recognized, the role of proteolytically activated cell surface receptors has not been elucidated. We report here that thrombin receptor, a member of the protease-activated receptor family, is preferentially expressed in highly metastatic human(More)
Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the active principle in marijuana, is a cannabinoid receptor agonist. Both the crude drug and delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol have been used as appetite promoters. The endogenous cannabinoid, arachidonoyl ethanolamide (anandamide), likewise a cannabinoid receptor agonist, has been shown to have the same effect. In contrast, the(More)
Adhesive interactions between cells and the subendothelial extracellular matrix take place at several stages during tumor progression and metastasis. We have previously demonstrated that thrombin possesses an active yet cryptic Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) site which can be exposed in the presence of low concentrations of plasmin and cell-associated heparan sulfate(More)
We have previously demonstrated that thrombin possesses an active yet cryptic Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) site which upon exposure induces endothelial cell (EC) adhesion via alpha nu beta 3 integrin [Bar-Shavit et al. (1991): J Cell Biol 112:335]. This was achieved in the presence of cell surface-associated heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG) and exceedingly low(More)
Willoughby, Donald S. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), Yael Ginzburg, and Dennis W. Watson. Host-parasite relationships among group A streptococci. I. Hyaluronic acid production by virulent and avirulent strains. J. Bacteriol. 87:1452-1456. 1964.-Intradermal passage of group A streptococcal strains in rabbits is an easy and effective technique for(More)
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