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Initial rates of Pgn activation were calculated from plots of absorbance vs. seconds squared for absorbance values <?0.2, to give results in pm?s?1 plasmin generation, as previously described [14]. To follow fibrinolysis, parallel plates were prepared, but chromogenic substrate was omitted and changes in fibrin opacity were followed at 405?nm. An additional method was used that involved monitoring clot formation and lysis profiles <a href="http://www.selleck.com">3-MA in microtiter plates by mixing 2.5?nm thrombin, 100?nm Pgn, 8?��m fibrinogen, and a matrix of activator and effector concentrations. Typically, three replicate doses of activator were included in all assays for calculation of the apparent potency of the activator relative to the dose range without effector, which was set to 100%. Parallel line bioassay analysis [15] was used to provide statistics on relative potency and 95% confidence intervals at each effector concentration. Selectable endpoints for analysis (such as clotting maximum absorbance, time to clotting maximum, time to 50% lysis, time to 100% lysis, time to 50% lysis from clotting maximum, time to minimum first derivative [maximum rate of lysis], and area under the curve) were extracted from absorbance vs. time data, and analyzed with bespoke software, written using the free statistical software package r [16] (script available on request). For assays in the presence of crosslinked fibrin, FXIII (NIBSC; FXIII concentrate reagent?02/170) was included in clots at 2, 4 or 8?IU?mL?1 following preactivation to FXIIIa, achieved by incubating FXIII with 5.5?nm��-thrombin and 5?mm CaCl2 for 30?min at 37?��C. A simple scheme of Pgn activation by t-PA was developed to simulate the initial rates of plasmin generation and hydrolysis of S-2251 with the simulation software gepasi [17,18], as shown below. 1 ?S?+?E?=?ES (S-2251 reacting with plasmin) Initial estimates for the parameters used in the model were taken from the literature (e.g. [4,19] for Pgn and t-PA with fibrin, and [20] for TA with Pgn), and adjusted to optimize the fit of simulated data to observed data. The effect of TA on Pgn activation in fibrin highlights the different mechanisms of t-PA and u-PA, as shown in Fig.?1. t-PA activation requires binding of t-PA and Pgn to fibrin, and disturbance of this ternary complex inhibited activation with half-maximal effects (IC50) of <?10?��m and ??30?��m TA for Glu-Pgn (Fig.?1A) and Lys-Pgn (Fig?1B), respectively. A completely distinct mechanism operates with u-PA, whereby Glu-Pgn activation is stimulated with a half-maximum of ??300?��m TA, reflecting a conformational change from the globular to the extended form of Pgn [8]. Crucially, t-PA is insensitive to this conformational change, and this is not always appreciated.</div>
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