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Angiostatin inhibits endothelial MMP-2 and MMP-14 expression: A hypoxia specific mechanism of actionDownload
Angiostatin is an angiogenesis inhibitor in part generated by and released from platelets. Since platelets upon thrombus formation can give rise to areas of hypoxia, we investigated the effects of angiostatin on endothelial cell migration and apoptosis during hypoxia. Human microvascular...
With matrix metalloproteinases-2 (MMP2) deficiency, we observed thoracic aortic aneurysm in 70% of MMP2-/- mice but no abdominal aortic aneurysm following four weeks of angiotensin II (Ang II) infusion. We found markedly suppressed recoil properties in the thoracic aorta of MMP2-/-- Ang II mice....
Tumor necrosis factor triggers the expression and activation of matrix metalloproteinases through NADPH-dependent superoxide productionDownload
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is upregulated in a number of cardiomyopathies. This thesis investigates TNF in triggering the expression and activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in pressure overload cardiac disease, and explores the role of superoxide. Cardiac pressure overload was...