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1 March 2004 IDENTIFICATION OF CELLS RESPONSIBLE FOR UROKINASE-TYPE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR SYNTHESIS AND SECRETION IN HUMAN DIPLOID KIDNEY CELL CULTURES
SAFEDIN BEQAJ, ANUJA M. SHAH, JON M. RYAN
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Human urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) is a serine protease that converts plasminogen to plasmin. It is produced and secreted by a variety of different human cells in vivo and in vitro. We have studied human diploid kidney cell (HKC) cultures prepared from neonatal kidney tissue and cultures of purified populations of HKC to determine which cells synthesize and secrete uPA into the culture medium. Antibodies against cell specific antigens and uPA were used to correlate specific kidney cell types with uPA synthesis. In addition, secretion of uPA activity into growth and uPA production media was determined for each cell type and cultures containing a mixture of cell types. The results of these studies demonstrated that glomerular visceral epithelial and kidney tubular epithelial cells synthesize and secrete uPA into the culture medium.

SAFEDIN BEQAJ, ANUJA M. SHAH, and JON M. RYAN "IDENTIFICATION OF CELLS RESPONSIBLE FOR UROKINASE-TYPE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR SYNTHESIS AND SECRETION IN HUMAN DIPLOID KIDNEY CELL CULTURES," In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal 40(3), 102-107, (1 March 2004). https://doi.org/10.1290/1543-706X(2004)040<0102:IOCRFU>2.0.CO;2
Received: 17 December 2003; Accepted: 25 February 2004; Published: 1 March 2004
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