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OBJECTIVE There is a growing interest for matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in plasma as novel biomarkers in coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to identify the sources of MMP-8, MMP-9, TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 among peripheral blood cells and further explore whether gene expression or protein release was altered in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 may play a central role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. Emerging evidence also indicates an association between MMP-9 and depressive symptomatology. Here, we investigated whether expression of MMP-9 and its inhibitors in blood mononuclear cells and plasma were related to depressive symptoms(More)
Annexin A1 (AnxA1) is a key player in resolution of inflammation and a mediator of glucocorticoid actions. In atherosclerotic tissue, increased expression of AnxA1 has been associated with protective plaque-stabilizing effects. Here, we investigated the expression of AnxA1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with coronary artery(More)
Stress and inflammation are both important risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the susceptibility to stress-induced inflammation and its determinants have been little explored in patients with CAD. Here, our aim was to study the stress-induced inflammatory response, more precisely the early release of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9,(More)
Leukocyte-derived matrix metalloproteinase-9 in patients with coronary artery disease. Linköping 2015 ©Simon Jönsson Cover illustration by Chamilly Evaldsson Published articles has been reprinted with the permission of the copyright holder. Paper I and II is open access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which(More)
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