Journal of structural biology vol:171 issue:1 pages:95-101
Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is a serine protease inhibitor (serpin) that plays an important role in cardiovascular disorders and tumor development. The potential role of PAI-1 as a drug target has been evaluated in various animal models (e.g. mouse and rat). Sensitivity to PAI-1 inhibitory agents varied in different species. To date, absence of PAI-1 structures from species other than human hampers efforts to reveal the molecular basis for the observed species differences.