New specific assays for tonin and tissue kallikrein activities in rat submandibular glands. Assays reveal differences in the effects of sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation on proteinases in saliva.


At least fourteen separate bands of proteinase activity, labelled A-N, were identified by an enzyme overlay membrane technique, using oligopeptide-7-amino-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin (AFC) substrates in rat submandibular gland extracts fractionated on pH 4-6.5 isoelectric focusing gels. The proteinases were eluted into an ammonium bicarbonate buffer pH 9.8… (More)


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