Biomedical Research
Online ISSN : 1880-313X
Print ISSN : 0388-6107
ISSN-L : 0388-6107
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DIRECT EXTRACTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ANIMAL COLLAGENASE FROM HUMAN RADICULAR CYSTS
YASUSHI KAWAMURAJUN-ICHI KISHIMASAHIKO FUKAYATARO HAYAKAWA
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1987 Volume 8 Issue 4 Pages 225-232

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High animal collagenase (EC 3.4.24.7) activity was detected together with gelatinolytic activity directly in human radicular cyst fluids and in 4 M urea extracts of cyst wall tissues. Both Both cyst wall and cyst fluid collagenases were essentially in latent form and were most effectively activated by p-aminophenylmercuric acetate (APMA). Both APMA-activated collagenases broke down type I collagen preferentially to type III collagen resembling these of polymorphonuclear leukocyte origin.

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