Journal article

Protease-activated receptor-2 mediates proliferative responses in skeletal myoblasts

C Chinni, MR de Niese, AL Jenkins, RN Pike, SP Bottomley, EJ Mackie

Journal of Cell Science | COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD | Published : 2000


Protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) is a G protein-coupled receptor that is cleaved by proteases within the N terminus, exposing a new tethered ligand that binds and activates the receptor. Activators of PAR-2 include trypsin and mast cell tryptase. Skeletal myoblasts are known to express PAR-1, a thrombin receptor. The current study was undertaken to determine whether myoblasts express PAR-2. Primary neonatal rat and mouse skeletal myoblast cultures were shown to express PAR-2 in polymerase chain reaction and immunocytochemical studies. Expression of PAR-2 was also demonstrated by immunohistochemistry in developing mouse skeletal muscle in vivo. Trypsin or a synthetic peptide correspondin..

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