MMP-1 polymorphic expression in aortic endothelial cells

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Matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) is involved in the degradation of extracellular matrix components and is thought to play a key role in atherogenesis. The objective of the present study was to determine: (1) whether MMP-1 differential gene expression observed in primary cultures of human aortic endothelial cells (HAEC) exposed to cigarette smoke… (More)
DOI: 10.1385/CT:4:1:75

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