Proximal tubular metalloprotease activity is decreased in the senescent rat kidney.


Proximal tubule brush border membrane-enriched fractions (BBM) from young (4 months) and old (20-22 months) male Sprague-Dawley rats were prepared by differential centrifugation and metalloprotease activity was measured using radioiodinated insulin B chain as substrate. Proteolytic activity is expressed as Units (U), where 1 U = 1 microgram insulin B chain… (More)


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