Katharina Krenn

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OBJECTIVE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is the prime regulator of angiogenesis and vascular permeability and its serum levels increase in cystic fibrosis (CF). The mechanisms of VEGF overproduction and its impact on CF lung pathology and pulmonary vascular permeability during lung transplantation are not fully understood. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVE Multiple studies have shown that matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) are involved in the pathologic reactions occurring as a consequence of cardiac transplantation, including ischemia-reperfusion injury and allograft rejection. This study sought to determine the temporal profile of MMP serum levels following cardiac transplantation. METHODS(More)
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