Carboxypeptidase M activity is increased in bronchoalveolar lavage in human lung disease.

Abstract

Carboxypeptidase M (CPM) cleaves the C-terminal arginine and lysine of peptides; it is expressed in the lung, especially on the plasma membrane of alveolar type I cells. Here, we report on CPM in human bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) collected from 69 patients and analyzed for activity, cell number and type, and protein level. Seventy-six percent of CPM… (More)

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@article{Dragovi1995CarboxypeptidaseMA, title={Carboxypeptidase M activity is increased in bronchoalveolar lavage in human lung disease.}, author={Tamara Dragovi{\'c} and D. E. Schraufnagel and Roland Becker and Marin Sekosan and Effrossyni Votta-Velis and Ervin G Erd{\"o}s}, journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine}, year={1995}, volume={152 2}, pages={760-4} }