Ph.D., 1989, Boston University
Research Interests
Our research is primarily focused on understanding the mechanism by which coagulation proteases interact with their target cofactors, substrates, and inhibitors, and how heparin enhances the inhibitory function of antithrombin in the regulation of the proteolytic activities of these proteases. Another project in the lab focuses on understanding the mechanism by which coagulation proteases interact with endothelial cell surface receptors to elicit diverse intracellular signaling responses. We employ biophysical, biochemical, and molecular biological approaches to study these questions.
Recent Publications
  • Conformational activation of antithrombin by heparin involves an altered exosite interaction with protease.
    Izaguirre G, Aguila S, et al. J Biol Chem. (2014) 289(49):34049-34064.
  • Antithrombin up-regulates AMP-activated protein kinase signalling during myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury.
    Ma Y, Wang J, et al. Thromb Haemost. (2014) Sept 18, 113(1) [Epub ahead of print].
  • Molecular basis of the clotting defect in a bleeding patient missing the Asp-185 codon in the factor X gene.
    Lu Q, Yang L, et al. Thromb Res. (2014) 134(5):1103-1109.
  • Protease-activated receptor signalling by coagulation proteases in endothelial cells.
    Rezaie AR. Thromb Haemost. (2014) 112(5):876-882.
  • Characterization of the protein Z-dependent protease inhibitor interactive-sites of protein Z.
    Qureshi SH, Lu Q, et al. Biochim Biophys Acta. (2014) 1844(9):1631-1637.
  • Engineering D-helix of antithrombin in alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor confers anti-inflammatory properties on the chimeric serpin.
    Yang L, Dinarvand P, et al. Thromb Haemost. (2014) 112(1):164-75.
  • Adenosine regulates the pro inflammatory signaling function of thrombin in endothelial cells.
    Hassanian SM, Dinarvand P, Rezaie AR. J Cell Physiol. (2014) 229(9):1292-300.
  • Thrombomodulin modulates cell migration in human melanoma cell lines.
    de Oliveira Ada S, Yang L, et al. Melanoma Res. (2014) 24(1):11-9.
  • Polyphosphate amplifies proinflammatory responses of nuclear proteins through interaction with receptor for advanced glycation end products and P2Y1 purinergic receptor.
    Dinarvand P, Hassanian SM, et al. Blood. (2013) 123(6):935-45.
  • Thrombin inhibits HMGB1-mediated proinflammatory signaling responses when endothelial protein C receptor is occupied by its natural ligand.
    Bae JS, Rezaie AR. BMB Rep. (2013) 46(11):544-9.
  • The missense Thr211Pro mutation in the factor X activation peptide of a bleeding patient causes molecular defect in the clotting cascade.
    Ding Q, Shen Y, et al. Thromb Haemost. (2013) 110(1):53-61.
  • Transmitting the allosteric signal in methylglyoxal synthase.
    Falahati H, Pazhang M, et al. Protein Eng Des Sel. (2013) 26(7):445-52.
  • Antithrombin is protective against myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury.
    Wang J, Wang Y, et al. J Thromb Haemost. (2013) 11(6):1020-8.
  • Residues of the 39-loop restrict the plasma inhibitor specificity of factor IXa.
    Yang L and Rezaie AR. J Biol Chem. (2013) 288(18):12692-8.
  • Variable contributions of basic residues forming an APC exosite in the binding and inactivation of factor VIIIa.
    Takeyama M, Wintermute JM, et al. Biochemistry. (2013) 52(13):2228-35.
  • Expression and functional characterization of natural R147W and K150del variants of protein C in the Chinese population.
    Ding Q, Yang L, et al. Thromb Haemost. (2013) 109(4):614-24.
  • Phosphatidylserine-induced Factor Xa dimerization and binding to Factor Va are competing processes in solution.
    Majumder R, Koklic T, et al. Biochemistry. (2013) 52(1):143-51.