Enhancement of LPS-stimulated plasminogen activator production in aged gingival fibroblasts.

Abstract

Plasminogen activator (PA) converts plasminogen to plasmin, and plasmin activates the kinin cascade and latent methalloproteases. It is known that the alteration of the PA-plasmin system affects the progression of periodontal disease. We have reported previously that LPS from Campylobacter rectus, which is associated with adult periodontitis, increased PA… (More)

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