Media Articles Related to Ceprotin (Protein C)
Same Protein Complexes Are Hijacked To Promote Viruses In Hot Springs, HIV
Source: HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today [2013.06.12]
Biologists from Indiana University and Montana State University have discovered a striking connection between viruses such as HIV and Ebola and viruses that infect organisms called archaea that grow in volcanic hot springs...
Protein Complex Found In Breast Milk Forces Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' Including MRSA To Respond To Antibiotics Again
Source: MRSA / Drug Resistance News From Medical News Today [2013.05.03]
A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of bacterial species that cause dangerous pneumonia and staph infections, according to new University at Buffalo research...
Discovery Of Defective Regulatory Protein Could Increase Efficacy Of Promising Cystic Fibrosis Drug
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2013.03.26]
A little more than a year after the FDA approved Kalydeco (Vx-770), the first drug of its kind to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, University of Missouri researchers believe they have found exactly how this drug works and how to improve its effectiveness in the future...
Discovery Reveals How An Important Protein Helps Translate Learning Into Memory
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2013.06.11]
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have deciphered how a protein called Arc regulates the activity of neurons - providing much-needed clues into the brain's ability to form long-lasting memories. These findings, reported in Nature Neuroscience, also offer newfound understanding as to what goes on at the molecular level when this process becomes disrupted...
Stem Cell Matrix -- A Summary Of Recent Studies From Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2013.05.31]
May brought a major advancement in the science of aging when two Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers announced their discovery of a protein circulating in the blood of mice and humans that shows potential to be a treatment for age-related heart failure. The protein, called GDF-11, reduced the size and thickness of the heart walls when injected into old mice...
Published Studies Related to Ceprotin (Protein C)
Combination of activated protein C and topical negative pressure rapidly regenerates granulation tissue over exposed bone to heal recalcitrant orthopedic wounds. [2011.09]
Chronic wounds arising from orthopedic surgery present a major clinical challenge. Osteomyelitis may develop from polymicrobial infection, which can be unresponsive to treatment and lead to amputation...
A high admission syndecan-1 level, a marker of endothelial glycocalyx degradation, is associated with inflammation, protein C depletion, fibrinolysis, and increased mortality in trauma patients. [2011.08]
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between markers of acute endothelial glycocalyx degradation, inflammation, coagulopathy, and mortality after trauma. BACKGROUND: Hyperinflammation and acute coagulopathy of trauma predict increased mortality. High catecholamine levels can directly damage the endothelium and may be associated with enhanced endothelial glycocalyx degradation, evidenced by high circulating syndecan-1... CONCLUSIONS: In trauma patients, high circulating syndecan-1, a marker of endothelial glycocalyx degradation, is associated with inflammation, coagulopathy and increased mortality.
Recombinant surfactant protein C-based surfactant for patients with severe direct lung injury. [2011.04.15]
RATIONALE: Patients with acute lung injury have impaired function of the lung surfactant system. Prior clinical trials have shown that treatment with exogenous recombinant surfactant protein C (rSP-C)-based surfactant results in improvement in blood oxygenation and have suggested that treatment of patients with severe direct lung injury may decrease mortality. OBJECTIVES: Determine the clinical benefit of administering an rSP-C-based synthetic surfactant to patients with severe direct lung injury due to pneumonia or aspiration... CONCLUSIONS: In this study, rSP-C-based surfactant was of no clinical benefit to patients with severe direct lung injury. The unexpected lack of improvement in oxygenation, coupled with the results of in vitro tests, suggest that the administered suspension may have had insufficient surface activity to achieve clinical benefit.
Endogenous plasma activated protein C levels and the effect of enoxaparin and drotrecogin alfa (activated) on markers of coagulation activation and fibrinolysis in pulmonary embolism. 
INTRODUCTION: There are no published data on the status of endogenous activated protein C (APC) in pulmonary embolism (PE), and no data on the effect of drotrecogin alfa (activated) (DAA) given in addition to therapeutic dose enoxaparin... CONCLUSIONS: In patients with acute submassive PE endogenous APC levels are low. DAA infusion enhances the inhibition of fibrin formation. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00191724.
Combination of activated protein C and topical negative pressure rapidly
regenerates granulation tissue over exposed bone to heal recalcitrant orthopedic
Chronic wounds arising from orthopedic surgery present a major clinical
challenge. Osteomyelitis may develop from polymicrobial infection, which can be
unresponsive to treatment and lead to amputation...
Clinical Trials Related to Ceprotin (Protein C)
Ceprotin Treatment Registry [Recruiting]