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Intimal cushions form in the fetal ductus arteriosus by fibronectin-dependent smooth muscle cell migration which is associated with greater efficiency of fibronectin mRNA translation. We investigated whether the AU-rich element (ARE), UUAUUUAU, in the 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of fibronectin mRNA is involved in this mechanism by transfecting smooth(More)
In previous studies, we showed that induction of pulmonary artery (PA) smooth muscle cell (SMC) elastase activity by serum-treated elastin (STE) requires DNA transcription. We therefore used differential mRNA display to identify transcripts expressed coincident with elastase induction. Twenty-four individual transcripts were differentially expressed from a(More)
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