Comparative effects of estrogen on matrix metalloproteinases and cytokines in immortalized and primary human corneal epithelial cell cultures.

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PURPOSE Recently, we found that 17beta-estradiol induces cytokine and MMP gene expression in SV40 immortalized human corneal epithelial cells (SV40 HCEs). The purpose of this study was to determine if 17beta-estradiol stimulates MMP secretion by cultures of SV40 HCEs and primary human corneal epithelial cells. Further, we determined if estrogen influenced… (More)

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@article{Suzuki2006ComparativeEO, title={Comparative effects of estrogen on matrix metalloproteinases and cytokines in immortalized and primary human corneal epithelial cell cultures.}, author={Tomo Suzuki and David A. Sullivan}, journal={Cornea}, year={2006}, volume={25 4}, pages={454-9} }