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Platelets, in addition to maintaining hemostasis, also stimulate angiogenesis by generating and releasing, upon activation, factors that promote the growth of new blood vessels. To date, at least 20 angiogenesis-regulating factors have been identified in platelets, including both promoters and...
Carboxypeptidase N (CPN) is a plasma carboxypeptidase that was discovered in the 1960s as a regulator of inflammation and vascular tone. Through the removal of carboxy-terminal basic residues, CPN alters the activity or binding specificity of inflammatory mediators and vasoactive peptides. CPN...