[Matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression by endothelial cells incubated with peripheral blood leukocytes from patients with cerebral infarction].

OBJECTIVE Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) have been implicatedin the development of cerebral infarction. In a prospective study we investigated whether the MMP-9 expression are increased by endothelial cells incubated with peripheral blood Leukocytes from patients with acute cerebral infarctions. METHODS Using Immuno-fluorescence technique, Human… CONTINUE READING