Expression and cytoprotective effect of protease-activated receptor-1 in gastric epithelial cells.


Thrombin is a serine protease involved in many physiological functions and its receptor. the protease-activated receptor-1 (PAR-1), has a wide tissue distribution. We hypothesized that PAR-1 is expressed in gastric epithelial cells and that thrombin can modulate defence mechanisms through PAR-1. The rat gastric epithelial cell line (RMG1) and gastric biopsy… (More)