Arginine and lysine as products of basic carboxypeptidase activity associated with fibrinolysis

Zhloba A.A.1, Subbotina T.F.1 , Lupan D.S.1, Bogova V.A.1, Kusheleva O.A.1

1. St.-Petersburg State I.P. Pavlov Medical University
Section: Experimental/Clinical Study
DOI: 10.18097/PBMC20135905570      PubMed Id: 24479347
Year: 2013  Volume: 59  Issue: 5  Pages: 570-577
Blood carboxypeptidases play an important role in the regulation of fibrinolysis. We have proposed here the method for the assay of blood carboxypeptidase activity associated with coagulation/fibrinolysis using the natural substrate fibrin and the detection of basic amino acids arginine and lysine as products in the conditions close to those in vivo . Plasma samples from 15 patients with arterial hypertension were investigated. The coagulation and subsequent fibrinolysis were initiated by addition of standard doses of thrombin and tissue plasminogen activator, respectively. Arginine and lysine concentrations before, during, and after completion of fibrinolysis were determined using HPLC. The parameters of fibrinolysis were evaluated by clot turbidity assay. Fibrinolysis led to a large and significant increase in concentrations of arginine and lysine in the incubation mixture by 101 and 81%, respectively. The duration of fibrinolysis initiation significantly correlated to the degree of increase of these amino acids: r =-0.733 и -0.761 for arginine and lysine, respectively (p<0.05). The rates of amino acids liberation during fibrinolysis demonstrate different pattern: arginine generation had two maximums: at the beginning of clot lysis and at his end, whereas the liberation of lysine occurred mainly at the middle of fibrinolysis. Thus, the carboxypeptidase activity associated with fibrinolysis can be considered as a local source of the essential aminoacids.
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Keywords: fibrinolysis, basic carboxypeptidases, arginine, lysine

Zhloba, A. A., Subbotina, T. F., Lupan, D. S., Bogova, V. A., Kusheleva, O. A. (2013). Arginine and lysine as products of basic carboxypeptidase activity associated with fibrinolysis. Biomeditsinskaya Khimiya, 59(5), 570-577.
This paper is also available as the English translation: 10.1134/S1990750812030158
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