Oxidative stress and hypoxia: implications for plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 expression.


Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is the major physiological inhibitor of urokinase-type and tissue-type plasminogen activators. It has gained special interest among clinicians because a number of pathological conditions, such as myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, several types of cancer, and the metabolic syndrome, as well as type… (More)