High level of circulating human tissue kallikrein induces hypotension in a transgenic mouse model.

We established a unique transgenic mouse model in liver-targeted expression of human tissue kallikrein using a mouse albumin enhancer and promoter. Northern blot analysis and ELISA showed that human tissue kallikrein was predominantly expressed in the liver of transgenic mice and secreted into the circulation at a high level. The transcript was also… (More)