Endothelial protease nexin-1 is a novel regulator of A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 maturation and endothelial protein C receptor shedding via furin inhibition.

OBJECTIVE Human protein C is a plasma serine protease that plays a key role in hemostasis, and activated protein C (aPC) is known to elicit protective responses in vascular endothelial cells. This cytoprotective activity requires the interaction of the protease with its cell membrane receptor, endothelial protein C receptor. However, the mechanisms… CONTINUE READING