MMP-9 as a marker of inflammation in tracheal epithelial lining fluid (TELF) and in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) of COPD horses.

@article{Raulo2001MMP9AA,
  title={MMP-9 as a marker of inflammation in tracheal epithelial lining fluid (TELF) and in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) of COPD horses.},
  author={Saara M. Raulo and Timo Sorsa and Taina I Tervahartiala and Emma M Piril{\"a} and P{\"a}ivi S Maisi},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={128-36}
}
Gelatinolytic activity was analysed to study whether elevated activity previously found at the tracheal level of the respiratory tract of horses with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could also be found at the lower part of the respiratory tract. Furthermore, presence and significance of the gelatinolytic matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) MMP-2 and MMP-9 in respiratory secretions of healthy and COPD horses were determined. Elevated gelatinolytic matrix metalloproteinases were… CONTINUE READING

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