Use of the plasminogen activation system by microorganisms.


The use of host-derived PAS components by invasive bacteria is an increasingly recognized mechanism for acquisition of extracellular proteolytic activity. This overview summarizes the pertinent contributions to this field and is divided into three parts: (1) the PAS, (2) the interaction of bacteria that produce their own plasminogen activators with the host… (More)


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@article{Coleman1999UseOT, title={Use of the plasminogen activation system by microorganisms.}, author={J. L. Coleman and Jordi Benach}, journal={The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine}, year={1999}, volume={134 6}, pages={567-76} }