Netherton syndrome: skin inflammation and allergy by loss of protease inhibition.
Paris, France. In Cell Tissue Res, 2013
In vitro and in vivo studies in murine models and in NS patients have cast light on the pathogenesis of the disease and shown that LEKTI deficiency results in unopposed kallikrein-related peptidase 5 (KLK5) and KLK7 activities and to the overactivity of a new epidermal protease, elastase 2 (ELA2).
Soluble E-cadherin: more than a symptom of disease.
Ann Arbor, United States. In Front Biosci, 2011
The proteases implicated in this cleavage event include members of the disintegrin family (ADAM10 and 15), bacterial proteases (gingipains and BFT), cathepsins (B, L, S), matrix metalloproteases (MMP-2, 3, 7, 9, and 14), Kallikrein-7 (KLK7), and plasmin.