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Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1), two growth-regulatory peptides with opposite effects on arterial smooth muscle cell (ASMC) proliferation,(More)
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) increase [35S]sulfate incorporation into proteoglycan (PG) by monkey arterial smooth muscle cells but have(More)
Retention of low density lipoproteins (LDL) by vascular proteoglycans and their subsequent oxidation are important in atherogenesis. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) can bind LDL and proteoglycans, although(More)
Certain matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are expressed within the fibrous areas surrounding acellular lipid cores of atherosclerotic plaques, suggesting that these proteinases degrade matrix proteins(More)