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PL-14 Heparanase procoagulant activity.
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PMID:  22682139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Heparanase that was cloned from and is abundant in the placenta is implicated in cell invasion, tumor metastasis and angiogenesis. We have recently demonstrated that heparanase may also affect the hemostatic system in a non-enzymatic manner. Heparanase was shown to up-regulate tissue factor (TF) expression and interact with tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) on cell surface, leading to dissociation of TFPI from cell membrane of endothelial and tumor cells, resulting in increased cell surface coagulation activity. We have lately shown that heparanase directly enhances TF activity resulting in increased factor Xa production and activation of the coagulation system. Data indicate increased plasma levels of heparanase suggesting its possible involvement in pregnancy vascular complications. Elevation in heparanase levels and procoagulant activity was also documented in orthopedic surgery patients receiving prophylactic doses of enoxaparin. Taking into account the pro-metastatic and pro-angiogenic functions of heparanase, with over-expression in human malignancies and abundance in platelets and placenta, its involvement in the coagulation machinery is an intriguing novel platform for further research.
Yona Nadir; Benjamin Brenner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  129 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1879-2472     ISO Abbreviation:  Thromb. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S76-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Thrombosis and Hemostasis Unit, Department of Hematology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
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