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BACKGROUND and purpose: Matrix metalloproteinases 9 (MMP-9) has been reported to play a critical role in the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic cerebral infarction (ACI). Here we assessed association of MMP-9 polymorphisms with ACI susceptibility and the function of SNPs through microRNA mediated regulation. METHODS Genotyping was performed using(More)
The Basigin (BSG, also known as CD147/extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer) belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF). It is a cellular receptor for cyclophilin A (CypA), and is originally known as tumor cell collagenase stimulatory factor (TCSF), which could abundantly expressed on the surface of tumor cells, haematopoietic, monocytes,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS microRNA223 (miR-223) plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis and ischemic stroke. It is involved in regulation of multiple physiological and pathophysiological processes such as cholesterol metabolism, endothelial cell (EC) function, and thrombosis. Here we investigated the role of methylation regulation of MIR-223(More)
AIMS The objective of this study was to investigate the role of plasma and platelet microRNAs in the occurrence of ischemic stroke in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS miR-223, miR-146a, miR-495, and miR-107 expression in the plasma and platelets, blood glucose concentration, and platelet activation rate were measured in patients with diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS) and extracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ECAS) are different in many aspects. Here, we explored the association between the location or severity of atherosclerotic stenosis and pro- or antiangiogenic factors, specifically vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and endostatin (ES). (More)
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