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Front Biosci. 2008 Jan 1;13:621-35.

Zymogen activation, inhibition, and ectodomain shedding of matriptase.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Greenborne Cancer Center, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. cylin@som.umaryland

Abstract

Matriptase is a member of an expanding group of type II transmembrane serine proteases. Recently, much has been learned about the biochemistry, cellular biology, normal tissue physiology, and human pathology of this protease, and of its inhibitor, termed the hepatocyte growth factor inhibitor-1 (HAI-1). This review examines the recent literature that has characterized the regulation of matriptase and HAI-1 with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms governing its zymogen activation, inhibition by HAI-1, and ectodomain shedding.

PMID:
17981575
DOI:
10.2741/2707
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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