Chronic venous leg ulcers are associated with high levels of metalloproteinases-9 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin.

@article{Serra2013ChronicVL,
  title={Chronic venous leg ulcers are associated with high levels of metalloproteinases-9 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin.},
  author={Raffaele Serra and Gianluca Buffone and Daniela Falcone and Vincenzo Molinari and Monica Scaramuzzino and Luca Gallelli and Stefano de Franciscis},
  journal={Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          395-401
        }
}
Venous ulcers are related to dysfunctions in extracellular matrix. Both matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) could play a role in the healing process in patients with chronic venous ulcers. We evaluated the role of MMP-9 and NGAL in the healing process in venous ulceration. We performed an open-label, parallel groups, single clinical center study. Patients with chronic venous leg ulcers represented the test group (Group I), whereas patients… CONTINUE READING
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