Journal article

Expression of protease-activated receptor-2 by osteoblasts

LA Abraham, C Chinni, AL Jenkins, A Lourbakos, N Ally, RN Pike, EJ Mackie

Bone | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2000


Osteoblasts express protease-activated receptor-1 (PAR-1), which is activated by thrombin or by synthetic peptides corresponding to the new "tethered ligand" N-terminus of PAR-1 created by receptor cleavage. Both thrombin and human PAR-1-activating peptide stimulate an elevation of [Ca2+]i in the human SaOS-2 osteoblast-like cell line, but the peptide stimulates receptor-mediated Ca+ entry, whereas thrombin does not. Stimulation of proliferation in rat primary osteoblast-like cells is greater in response to rat PAR-1-activating peptide than to thrombin. Because the PAR-1-activating peptides are now known to activate PAR-2, the current study was undertaken to investigate whether osteoblasts e..

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