publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Thrombin signalling and protease-activated receptors

S R, Coughlin;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2000
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
How does the coagulation protease thrombin regulate cellular behaviour? The protease-activated receptors (PARs) provide one answer. In concert with the coagulation cascade, these receptors provide an elegant mechanism linking mechanical information in the form of tissue injury or vascular leakage to cellular responses. Roles for PARs are beginning to emerge in haemostasis and thrombosis, inflammation, and perhaps even blood vessel development.
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free text keywords: Multidisciplinary
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