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Apoptosis of tubular epithelial cells is a hallmark of acute kidney injury (AKI), but the cellular events preceding apoptosis in this setting are incompletely understood. Because matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) degrades matrix components involved in cell survival, we studied the role of MMP9 in AKI. In the mouse model of folic acid-induced AKI, we(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)9/gelatinase B is increased in various nephropathies. To investigate its role, we used a genetic approach. Adult MMP9-deficient (MMP9(-/)-) mice showed normal renal histology and function at 3 mo. We investigated the susceptibility of 3-mo-old mice to the accelerated model of anti-glomerular basement membrane nephritis, in(More)
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