Media Articles Related to Ceprotin (Protein C)
Single protein controls Drosophila nervous system development and survival
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.03.03]
A protein that controls the metamorphosis of the common fruit fly could someday play a role in reversing brain injuries, said Duke University researchers.This protein directs both the early development and regrowth of the tiny branches that relay information from neuron to neuron.
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.
Dietary supplement improves health and prolongs life in mice
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today [2014.03.03]
Activating a protein called sirtuin 1 extends lifespan, delays the onset of age-related metabolic diseases, and improves general health in mice. The findings, which appear online in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports, point to a potentially promising strategy for improving health and longevity.
Stem cell signal linked with cancer growth
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.02.04]
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function and blood formation. The finding has potential as a new target for treating leukemia because cancer stem cells rely upon the same protein to regulate and sustain their growth.Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to all other blood cells.
Discovery of most common cause of muscle-weakening disease myasthenia gravis
Source: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS News From Medical News Today [2013.11.13]
An antibody to a protein critical to enabling the brain to talk to muscles has been identified as a cause of myasthenia gravis, researchers report.
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]