Increase in collagen turnover but not in collagen fiber content is associated with flow-induced arterial remodeling.

@article{Sluijter2004IncreaseIC,
  title={Increase in collagen turnover but not in collagen fiber content is associated with flow-induced arterial remodeling.},
  author={Joost P G Sluijter and Mirjam B. Smeets and Evelyn Velema and G. Pasterkamp and Dominique Paschalis Victor de Kleijn},
  journal={Journal of vascular research},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={546-55}
}
BACKGROUND Degradation and synthesis of collagen are common features in arterial geometrical remodeling. Previous studies described an association between arterial remodeling and an increase in collagen fiber content after balloon injury. However, this does not exclude that the association between collagen content and remodeling depends on arterial injury since the association of collagen fiber content and arterial remodeling, without arterial injury, has not been investigated. The aim of the… CONTINUE READING