Published in Drug Week, June 19th, 2009
"Activated protein C (APC), an anti-coagulant protease, also activates PAR(1). However, unlike thrombin, APC elicits anti-inflammatory responses and protects against endothelial barrier dysfunction induced by thrombin. We found that thrombin and APC signaling were lost in PAR(1)-deficient endothelial cells, indicating that PAR(1) is the major effector of protease signaling. To delineate...
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