Early increased levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in neonates recovering from respiratory distress syndrome.


AIM Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an eminent role in airway injury and remodelling. We explored the hypothesis that pulmonary MMP levels would differ early after birth (2-4 days) between infants with resolving respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and infants developing chronic lung disease of prematurity (CLD). METHODS Thirty-two prematurely born… (More)


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