- Urokinase is required for the formation of mactinin, an alpha-actinin fragment that promotes monocyte/macrophage maturationSharon Luikart
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Biochim Biophys Acta 1591:99-107. 2002..These findings support the role of urokinase in the regulation of monocyte/macrophage functions, such as that occurring in inflammatory reactions...
- Mactinin: a modulator of the monocyte response to inflammationSharon D Luikart
Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Arthritis Res Ther 5:R310-6. 2003..We conclude that mactinin is present in several types of inflammatory arthritis and might modulate mononuclear phagocyte response to inflammation...
- Mactinin treatment promotes wound-healing-associated inflammation in urokinase knockout miceSharon D Luikart
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
Wound Repair Regen 14:123-8. 2006..The results suggest that impaired wound healing in urokinase-deficient mice can be restored by administration of mactinin...