serum soluble urokinase receptor
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serum soluble urokinase receptorAbbreviation: suPAR
A proteolytic enzyme that degrades extracellular soft tissues, thereby contributing to the invasiveness of a variety of cancers and infectious diseases. It has also been identified as a cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
See also: receptor