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.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 40 • No. 3