Bernstein A, Twining S, Warejcka D, Tall E, Masur S. Urokinase receptor cleavage: a crucial step in fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation. Mol Biol Cell. 2007;18:2716-27 pubmed
..These data support a novel hypothesis that maintaining full-length uPAR on the cell surface regulates the fibroblast to myofibroblast transition and that down-regulation of uPAR is necessary for myofibroblast differentiation. ..
Bernstein A, Greenberg R, Taliana L, Masur S. Urokinase anchors uPAR to the actin cytoskeleton. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004;45:2967-77 pubmed
..The authors propose that uPA/uPAR ligation anchors the complex to the actin cytoskeleton and is a part of the mechanism responsible for uPA-induced cell migration in fibroblasts. ..