Elastase and cathepsin G of human monocytes. Quantification of cellular content, release in response to stimuli, and heterogeneity in elastase-mediated proteolytic activity.

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Human peripheral blood monocytes contain human leukocyte elastase (HLE) and cathepsin G (CG), serine proteinases originally described in azurophil granules of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN). Immunoreactive HLE and CG of freshly harvested monocytes have been quantified in this study; to begin to elucidate potential roles for these enzymes in… (More)

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@article{Campbell1989ElastaseAC, title={Elastase and cathepsin G of human monocytes. Quantification of cellular content, release in response to stimuli, and heterogeneity in elastase-mediated proteolytic activity.}, author={Edward J. Campbell and Edwin K. Silverman and Meghan A Campbell}, journal={Journal of immunology}, year={1989}, volume={143 9}, pages={2961-8} }