MMP generated matrikines.
Birmingham, United States. In Matrix Biol, May 2015
In chronic cigarette smoke related lung disease, the PGP pathway can become a self-propagating cycle of inflammation through cigarette-smoke mediated inhibition of leukotriene A4 hydrolase, the enzyme responsible for degrading PGP and halting acute inflammation.
Positioning of aminopeptidase inhibitors in next generation cancer therapy.
Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Amino Acids, 2014
This review focuses on the function and subcellular location of five key aminopeptidases (aminopeptidase N, leucine aminopeptidase, puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase, leukotriene A4 hydrolase and endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1/2) and their association with different diseases, in particular cancer and their current position as target for therapeutic intervention by aminopeptidase inhibitors.
Tuberculous meningitis: more questions, still too few answers.
London, United Kingdom. In Lancet Neurol, 2013
Large doses of rifampicin and fluoroquinolones might improve outcome, and the beneficial effect of adjunctive corticosteroids on survival might be augmented by aspirin and could be predicted by screening for a polymorphism in LTA4H, which encodes an enzyme involved in eicosanoid synthesis.
Potential new therapeutic targets for pathological pruritus.
Toyama, Japan. In Biol Pharm Bull, 2012
Newly identified potential targets for pathological pruritus include receptors (histamine H4 receptor, leukotriene B4 receptors, interleukin-31 receptor A, bombesin BB2 receptor, toll-like receptor 3, α-adrenoceptor, and opioid μ- and κ-receptors), channels (transient receptor potential (TRP) V3 and TRPA1 channels), and enzymes (histidine decarboxylase, sphingomyelin glucosylceramide deacylase, 5-lipoxygenase, leukotriene A4 hydrolase, and autotaxin).