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Plaisier, M. (author), Kapiteijn, K. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Fijten, C. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Mulder-Stapel, A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Helmerhorst, F.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
In the endometrium, angiogenesis is a physiological process, whereas in most adult tissues neovascularization is initiated only during tissue repair or pathological conditions. Pericellular proteolysis plays an important role in angiogenesis being required for endothelial cell migration, invasion, and tube formation. We studied the expression of...
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Lamfers, M.L.M. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Aalders, M.C. (author), Havenga, M.J. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Huisman, L.G.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Proteases of the plasminogen activator (PA) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) system play an important role in smooth muscle cell (SMC) migration and neointima formation after vascular injury. Inhibition of either PAs or MMPs has previously been shown to result in decreased neointima formation in vivo. To inhibit both protease systems...
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Quax, P.H.A. (author), Lamfers, M.L.M. (author), Lardenoye, J.H.P. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Slomp, J. (author), de Ruiter, M.C. (author), Kockx, M.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Background - Smooth muscle cell migration, in addition to proliferation, contributes to a large extent to the neointima formed in humans after balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery. Plasminogen activator/plasmin-mediated proteolysis is an important mediator of this smooth muscle cell migration. Here, we report the construction of a novel hybrid...
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Lamfers, M.L.M. (author), Lardenoye, J.H.P. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Aalders, M.C. (author), Engelse, M.A. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Injury-induced neointimal development results from migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). Cell migration requires controlled proteolytic degradation of extracellular matrix surrounding the cell. Plasmin is a major contributor to this process by degrading various matrix proteins directly, or indirectly by activating...
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Sitter, T. (author), Toet, K. (author), Quax, P. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Background. Human mesothelial cells (HMCs) have an important role in maintaining an adequately functioning fibrinolytic system in the peritoneal cavity by secreting the fibrinolytic enzymes tissue-type and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (t-PA and u-PA), as well as a specific PA inhibitor, PA inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1). In this study, we...
article 1999
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Quax, P.H.A. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Lansink, M. (author), Bakker, A.H.F. (author), Blatter, M.C. (author), Belin, D. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (UPA), particularly when bound to its receptor (UPAR), is thought to play a major role in local proteolytic processes, thus facilitating cell migration as may occur during angiogenesis, neointima and atherosclerotic plaque formation, and tumor cell invasion. To facilitate understanding of the need and...
article 1998
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Koopman, J.L. (author), Slomp, J. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Verheijent, J.H. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The structural and functional properties of the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA) that are involved in the mitogenic effect of this proteolytic enzyme on human melanoma cells M14 and IF6 and the role of the u-PA receptor (u-PAR) in transducing this signal were analyzed. Native u- PA purified from urine induced a mitogenic response in...
article 1998
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de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Löwik, C.W.G.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Plasmin-mediated extracellular proteolysis has been implicated in the degradation of bone in normal and pathological conditions. Normal and malignant osteoblasts can produce both tissue-type plasminogen activator (t- PA) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA). We have used the osteosarcoma cell line MG63 to address the question of...
article 1995
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Quax, P.H.A. (author), van den Hoogen, M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Padro, T. (author), Zeheb, R. (author), Gelehrter, T.D. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Kuiper, J. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The tissue-specific distribution of tissue-type and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (t-PA and u-PA) and their inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) was analyzed at mRNA level in five major rat organ tissues. t-PA mRNA was detected in lung, kidney, heart, and liver. u-PA mRNA was detected in kidney and lung. Presence of PA mRNA correlated with the...
article 1990
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Quax, P.H.A. (author), van Leeuwen, R.T.J. (author), Verspaget, H.W. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
In 22 human tumor cell lines the regulation of production of plasminogen activators urokinase (u-PA) and tissue-type (u-PA) and their inhibitors PAI-1 and PAI-2 was studied. These four components may determine the net plasminogen activator activity, which is often associated with tumor development and metastatic processes. The amount of specific...
article 1990
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