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Two N-terminal ends of human type XVIII collagen chains have recently been identified. The two chains have different signal peptides and variant N-terminal noncollagenous NC1 domains of 493 (NC1-493)(More)
We studied membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MT1-MMP), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), TIMP-2, and TIMP-3 messenger RNA (mRNA) using in situ hybridization to elucidate their(More)
Human type XVIII collagen was found to be expressed as three variants, termed NC1-303, NC1-493 and NC1-728, differing in their N-terminal non-collagenous domains (NC1). The corresponding gene was(More)
Cytotrophoblasts of early placenta invade the decidual membrane, gestational endometrium, and spiral arteries during early pregnancy. Unlike tumor invasion, this physiological invasion is well(More)
PURPOSE To study extracellular matrix (ECM) metabolism by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in aqueous humor (AH) samples collected from primary open-angle glaucoma(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we used in situ hybridization to investigate the expression of the genes 70 kilodalton (kd) collagenase and the alpha 1(IV) collagen chain of type IV collagen in cells of(More)