• Citations Per Year
Learn More
OBJECTIVE To map aggrecan cleavage by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and aggrecanases in normal murine tibial articular cartilage (CBA strain) and in the development of spontaneous osteoarthritis (OA) in the STR/ort mouse and to assess the influence of sex hormone status on these conditions in gonadectomized STR/ort mice. METHODS The distributions of(More)
Introduction The endothelium plays a central role in pathophysiology of sepsis. Systemic inflammation results in endothelial dysfunction, contributing to the development of shock and multiple organ dysfunction. However, an easy to obtain, early, and clinically applicable marker of endothelial dysfunction is currently not available. Such a marker could guide(More)
  • 1