Chaodong Fang

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In pregnancy, trophoblast invasion and uterine spiral artery remodelling are important for lowering maternal vascular resistance and increasing uteroplacental blood flow. Impaired spiral artery remodelling has been implicated in pre-eclampsia, a major complication of pregnancy, for a long time but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Corin (also known(More)
Corin is a cardiac transmembrane serine protease that regulates blood pressure by activating natriuretic peptides. Corin variants have been associated with African Americans with hypertension and heart disease. Here, we report a new mutation in exon 12 of the CORIN gene identified in a family of patients with hypertension. The mutation resulted in R539C(More)
Corin is a cardiac protease that regulates BP (blood pressure) by activating natriuretic peptides. Recent animal studies identified corin expression in the kidney where it may regulate renal function. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that corin may be present in human urine and that urinary corin levels may be altered in patients with kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Corin is a cardiac protease that activates the natriuretic peptides. Corin is also expressed in chondrocytes and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells that undergo osteogenic differentiation, suggesting a potential role of corin in bone formation and homeostasis. METHODS To test if corin levels are altered in patients with bone disease, we(More)
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