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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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Bosma, P.J. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
In man, the plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) gene codes for two mRNA species, one of 3.2 kilobases (kb) and the other of 2.4 kb. We report that the protein kinase C activating phorbol ester, phorbol 12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA), causes a different induction of the two PAI-1 mRNA species in the human hepatoma cell line, HepG2. Upon...
article 1991
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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