Effect of compressive force on the expression of MMPs, PAs, and their inhibitors in osteoblastic Saos-2 cells.


Bone matrix turnover is regulated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs), and the plasminogen activation system, including tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA), urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA), and plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1). We previously demonstrated that 1.0g/cm(2) of… (More)