Meprin


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Noun1.Meprin - a sedative and tranquilizer (trade name Miltown and Equanil and Meprin) used to treat muscle tension and anxiety
antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
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When validated in samples from 107 children seen at Boston Children's with suspected Kawasaki disease (53 of whom were ultimately diagnosed with it), two of the proteins-filamin C and meprin A, which are associated with injury to blood vessel and cardiac muscle cells as well as inflammation-proved to be 98 percent accurate at distinguishing children with Kawasaki disease from ones with conditions mimicking the disease.
Previously, assays for novel biomarkers such as caveolin-1, irisin, meprin A, and filimin B have not been commercially available; however, kits for the measurement of hundreds of such analytes in humans, dog, horse, mouse, rat, cow, monkey, pig, and a variety of other species can now be purchased from distributors in the US, Europe, and other parts of the world.
The enzyme, coded for by the MEP1A gene, is a zinc-containing metalloprotease called meprin, and is abundant in the intestine.