Plasminogen activation in degradation and penetration of extracellular matrices and basement membranes by invasive bacteria.

@article{Lhteenmki2000PlasminogenAI,
  title={Plasminogen activation in degradation and penetration of extracellular matrices and basement membranes by invasive bacteria.},
  author={Kaarina L{\"a}hteenm{\"a}ki and Pentti Kuusela and Timo K. Korhonen},
  journal={Methods},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={125-32}
}
Methods to assess in vitro the role of plasminogen activation in enterobacterial degradation of extracellular matrices and their protein components as well as in penetration through basement membrane are described. Development of these methods was initiated after the findings that enterobacterial surface structures (fimbriae and the Pla surface protease… CONTINUE READING