Kaili Song

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PURPOSE TNF and IL-1 increase matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) expression in the trabecular meshwork (TM). TNF-alpha, in combination with IL-1alpha or IL-1beta, produces highly synergistic MMP-3 increases. Possible mechanisms for this synergism in TM cells were investigated. METHODS Porcine and human TM cells were treated with TNF-alpha, IL-1alpha,(More)
PURPOSE The cytokines TNF and IL-1 mediate the MMP-3 increase that occurs in response to trabecular meshwork (TM) treatment by laser trabeculoplasty. This MMP-3 increase appears to play a key role in the efficacy of this treatment for open-angle glaucoma. Protein kinase Cmu and the Erk mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases are essential signaling(More)
PURPOSE Increased expression of stromelysin-1 (matrix metalloproteinase [MMP]-3) by the trabecular meshwork (TM) initiates extracellular matrix turnover and increases aqueous humor outflow facility. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)alpha and interleukin (IL)-1alpha are efficacious inducers of MMP-3 in TM. To facilitate understanding of the regulation of MMP-3,(More)
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