The spent medium of cultured inflamed synovial tissue contains a potent inhibitor of leukocyte elastase. This leukocyte elastase inhibitor has no effect on leukocyte cathepsin G and pancreatic elastase is only marginally affected. The inhibitor is a glycoprotein, stable to heat, acid and reductive alkylation. Pretreatment of the inhibitor with either trypsin or chymotrypsin results in its inactivation.
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- Molecular Biology