Urokinase (uPA, urinary plasminogen activator) is a serine protease belonging to the peptidase S1 family. Specifically, uPA cleaves the zymogen plasminogen into the active form (plasmin), which then degrades the fibrin clots. It is widely used as a fibrinolytic agent in thrombolytic therapy and it is also used clinically as a thrombolytic agent. It can be administered to improve the drainage of complicated pleural effusions and empyemas and it is the most effective drug in myocardial infarction. The enzyme was originally identified in human urine for its ability to catalyze the transformation of plasminogen into its active form (plasmin), which degrades fibrin and extracellular matrix components. The present report deals with the analysis and characterization of this preparation.
Extensive heterogeneity of human urokinase, as detected by two-dimensional mapping / E. Fasoli, P.G. Righetti, D. Moltrasio, A. D'Amato. - In: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0003-2700. - 87:3(2015), pp. 1509-1513.
|Titolo:||Extensive heterogeneity of human urokinase, as detected by two-dimensional mapping|
|Parole Chiave:||Amino Acid Sequence; Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional; Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel; Humans; Mass Spectrometry; Molecular Sequence Data; Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator; Analytical Chemistry|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac5037796|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|