Marjo J Kivelä-Rajamäki

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The metal stem of the totally replaced hip carries load and resists fatigue, but it is electrochemically corroded. Metallic atoms act as haptens, induce type 1 T-helper cells/Th1-type immune responses and enhance periprosthetic osteolysis. Stiff metal implants, which do not have the same elasticity as the surrounding bone, cause stress shielding. Cyclic(More)
Laminin-5 (LN-5) is an important epithelial cell-derived structural and adhesive component in hemidesmosomes and basement membranes (BM). In peri-implant tissue, gingival BM underlies the junctional epithelium (JE) and reflects the peri-implant health. Matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8 or collagenase-2) is one of the key mediators of periodontal tissue(More)
PURPOSE Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a central role in the wound-healing process. The objective of this study was to identify and characterize the levels and molecular forms of human tear fluid collagenase-2 (MMP-8) and membrane type 1-MMP (MT1-MMP or MMP-14) in patients who had undergone excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and in(More)
OBJECTIVES Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play crucial role in various tissue destructive inflammatory processes by degrading almost all peri-cellular and basement membrane components. MMP-8 (collagenase-2) is the major MMP in periodontitis. MMP-7 (matrilysin-1), in addition to its ability to degrade matrix and basement membrane components, activates(More)
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