Inducible synthesis of collagenase and other neutral metalloproteinases by cells of aortic origin

Christopher H Evans, Helga I. Georgescu, Chen Wei Lin, Deanna Mendelow, David L. Steed, Marshall W. Webster

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In view of the possible link between collagenase and the formation of aortic aneurysms we have determined whether cells within the aorta are able to synthesize this enzyme. Explanted cells obtained from fragments of lapine abdominal aorta secreted little or no collagenase. Two related metalloproteinases, gelatinase and stromelysin, were also produced at very low levels. Treatment with purified human monocyte interleukin-1β, partially purified lapine, synovial IL-1 or phorbol myristate acetate strongly induced the synthesis of all these enzymes. These activators also increased synthesis of prostaglandin E2. The identity of collagenase was confirmed by detection of the characteristic TCA and TCB breakdown fragments of collagen and by demonstration of collagenase mRNA within activated aortic cells. Unactivated aortic cells contained no detectable collagenase mRNA, suggesting a pretranslational level of regulation. Aortic cells thus possess the ability to express several neutral metalloproteinases and, if a sufficient inflammatory stimulus was present, they might do so in arteries undergoing aneurysmal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-404
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Metalloproteases
Collagenases
Interleukin-1
Matrix Metalloproteinase 3
Gelatinases
Messenger RNA
Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aorta
Tetradecanoylphorbol Acetate
Enzymes
Dinoprostone
Aorta
Monocytes
Collagen
Arteries

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Inducible synthesis of collagenase and other neutral metalloproteinases by cells of aortic origin. / Evans, Christopher H; Georgescu, Helga I.; Lin, Chen Wei; Mendelow, Deanna; Steed, David L.; Webster, Marshall W.

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Evans, Christopher H ; Georgescu, Helga I. ; Lin, Chen Wei ; Mendelow, Deanna ; Steed, David L. ; Webster, Marshall W. / Inducible synthesis of collagenase and other neutral metalloproteinases by cells of aortic origin. In: Journal of Surgical Research. 1991 ; Vol. 51, No. 5. pp. 399-404.
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