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Summary for Patent: 9,376,499
Title:PAR-1 activation by metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1)
Abstract: Matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) play many important roles in normal and pathological remodeling processes including atherothrombotic disease, inflammation, angiogenesis and cancer. This invention relates to the activation of protease-activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) by endogenous platelet MMP-1 collagenase on the surface of platelets. Exposure of platelets to fibrillar collagen converts the surface-bound pro-MMP-1 zymogen to active MMP-1, which promotes aggregation through PAR-1. MMP-1 is shown to cleave the PAR-1 extracellular domain at a novel site, which then strongly activates Rho-GTP signaling pathways, cell shape change and motility, and MAPK signaling. Blockade of MMP-PAR1 suppresses thrombogenesis under arterial flow conditions and inhibited thrombosis in animals. These studies provide a link between matrix-dependent activation of metalloproteases and platelet-G protein signaling and identify MMP-1/PAR-1 as a new target for the treatment and prevention of arterial thrombosis and other thrombotic diseases.
Inventor(s): Kuliopulos; Athan (Winchester, MA), Koukos; Georgios (Boston, MA)
Assignee: Tufts Medical Center, Inc. (Boston, MA)
Application Number:14/460,353
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 9,376,499

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Centocor Inc REOPRO abciximab INJECTABLE; INJECTION 103575 001 1994-12-22   Start Trial Tufts Medical Center, Inc. (Boston, MA) 2030-04-12 RX search
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