Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Activation via Plasmin Generated on Alveolar Epithelial Cell Surfaces

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Plasmin is a potent protease related to tissue repair/remodeling not by fibrinolysis alone but also by activation of cytokines such as transforming growth factor and hepatocyte growth factor and by activation of matrix metalloproteases. We examined whether matrix matalloproteinase-1 was activated via plasminogen activation on surfaces of cultured alveolar… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00408-005-2557-0

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@article{Ishida2005MatrixMA, title={Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Activation via Plasmin Generated on Alveolar Epithelial Cell Surfaces}, author={Takashi Ishida and Hiroki Tsukada and Takashi Hasegawa and Hirohisa Yoshizawa and Fumitake Gejyo}, journal={Lung}, year={2005}, volume={184}, pages={15-19} }