BioMed Research International

Plasminogen Receptors


Publishing date
24 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
24 Feb 2012

1Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

2Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego and Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92093, USA

3Department of Molecular Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

4Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2


Plasminogen Receptors

Description

Plasminogen receptors are very broadly distributed on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Plasminogen receptors function to promote the activation of the circulating zymogen, plasminogen, to the broad-spectrum protease, plasmin. In addition to fibrinolysis, cell-bound plasmin has the capacity to process proteins of the extracellular matrix to enable physiological and pathophysiological processes requiring cell migration (including inflammation, tissue remodeling, wound healing, tumor cell invasion and metastasis, skeletal myogenesis, and neurite outgrowth) as well as to process prohormones. Recent developments with knockout mice, transfection studies, specific knockdown, and specific antibody blockade have identified new functions for plasminogen receptors.

We are interested in articles that identify physiologic and pathologic roles of specific plasminogen receptors. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of plasminogen receptors in physiological and pathophysiological processes
  • Mechanisms of regulation of expression of plasminogen receptors
  • The interplay between plasminogen receptors and plasminogen activator receptors
  • Plasminogen receptors as a component of the proteolytic hub
  • The role of plasminogen receptors in plasmin-dependent regulation of other proteases
  • Knockout mouse models of plasminogen receptors
  • Structure-function studies
  • Bacterial plasminogen receptors

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 141806
  • - Review Article

So Many Plasminogen Receptors: Why?

Edward F. Plow | Loic Doeuvre | Riku Das
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 721657
  • - Review Article

The Plasminogen Activation System and the Regulation of Catecholaminergic Function

Hongdong Bai | Samir Nangia | Robert J. Parmer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 186710
  • - Research Article

The Serine Protease Plasmin Triggers Expression of the CC-Chemokine Ligand 20 in Dendritic Cells via Akt/NF-κB-Dependent Pathways

Xuehua Li | Tatiana Syrovets | Thomas Simmet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 482096
  • - Review Article

Bacterial Plasminogen Receptors Utilize Host Plasminogen System for Effective Invasion and Dissemination

Sarbani Bhattacharya | Victoria A. Ploplis | Francis J. Castellino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 353687
  • - Review Article

The Biochemistry and Regulation of S100A10: A Multifunctional Plasminogen Receptor Involved in Oncogenesis

Patricia A. Madureira | Paul A. O'Connell | ... | David M. Waisman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 417675
  • - Review Article

The Role of Nephritis-Associated Plasmin Receptor (NAPlr) in Glomerulonephritis Associated with Streptococcal Infection

Takashi Oda | Nobuyuki Yoshizawa | ... | Hiroo Kumagai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 272148
  • - Review Article

Bacterial Plasminogen Receptors: Mediators of a Multifaceted Relationship

Martina L. Sanderson-Smith | David M. P. De Oliveira | ... | Jason D. McArthur
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 437920
  • - Review Article

The Plasminogen System in Regulating Stem Cell Mobilization

Yanqing Gong | Jane Hoover-Plow
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