Degradation of human erythrocyte surface components by human neutrophil elastase and cathepsin G: preferential digestion of glycophorins.

@article{Bykowska1993DegradationOH,
  title={Degradation of human erythrocyte surface components by human neutrophil elastase and cathepsin G: preferential digestion of glycophorins.},
  author={Ksenia Bykowska and M. Duk and Grazyna Kusnierz-Alejska and Magdalena M. Kope{\'c} and Elwira Lisowska},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={1993},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={736-42}
}
Human erythrocytes treated with purified human neutrophil elastase (HNE) or cathepsin G (CathG) were analysed by serological methods and by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis followed by staining or immunoblotting with monoclonal antibodies. Both enzymes digested exhaustively glycophorins A, B and C, and HNE caused a partial digestion of band 3 protein… CONTINUE READING