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Nat Med. 1996 Mar;2(3):287-92.

Impaired wound healing in mice with a disrupted plasminogen gene.

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Finsen Laboratory, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

Activation of plasminogen (Plg) has been proposed to play a role in proteolytic degradation of extracellular matrices in tissue remodeling events, including wound healing. However, there has been no definitive proof of involvement of Plg in such processes. We now report that healing of skin wounds is severely impaired in mice made deficient in Plg by targeted gene disruption. The results demonstrate that Plg is required for normal repair of skin wounds in mice and support the assumption that it also plays a central role in other disease processes involving extracellular matrix degradation, such as cancer invasion.

PMID:
8612226
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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