Protease-activated receptors [PARs] are a family of G-protein-coupled seven-transmembrane domain receptors that are activated by proteolytic cleavage of their amino-terminal exodomain. To characterize the cleavage rate of human PAR-1 / 2 / 3 and 4 by trypsin and thrombin, four synthetic quenched-fluorescent peptide substrates have been synthesized. Each substrate consisted of a ten-residue peptide spanning the receptor activation cleavage site and using progress-curve kinetics, k(cat)/K-m values were determined.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Protein and Peptide Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology