Although proteases are traditionally viewed as degradative enzymes, characterization of a family of G protein-coupled receptors that are activated by proteolysis reveals a new role. Certain proteases function as signaling molecules that specifically regulate cells by cleaving and activating a family of proteinase-activated receptors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||News in Physiological Sciences|
|State||Published - Oct 1998|
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