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BACKGROUND Gelatinase B, a matrix metalloproteinase that has proteolytic activity against connective tissue proteins, has been suggested to be important in the connective tissue remodeling processes associated with atherogenesis and plaque rupture. This study tested the hypothesis that sequence variation in the promoter region of the gelatinase B gene(More)
Both the processes of atherosclerosis and plaque rupture are indicated to be influenced by matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. We therefore searched for common functional variation in the matrix metalloelastase (MMP-12) gene locus that may be implicated in coronary artery disease. Single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis of DNA from healthy(More)
The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are implicated in connective tissue destruction during cancer invasion and metastasis. A naturally occurring variant arising from the insertion or deletion of a guanine in the promoter of the MMP-1 gene has recently been reported and shown to influence its transcriptional activity in melanoma cells. In this study, MMP-1(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracranial aneurysm, which underlies the vast majority of subarachnoid hemorrhage incidences, has a multifactorial etiology, and the importance of genetic factors is increasingly recognized. Development and rupture of intracranial aneurysms involve degradation and remodeling of the vascular wall matrix in which the matrix(More)
Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) and the proliferating antigen Ki67 have been widely studied in several tumors. However, their role as indicator in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unknown. Here, we investigated the expression of PTEN and Ki67 in NSCLC tissues and paired normal lung tissues to identify whether these(More)
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