Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Degrades Fibrillin-1 and Fibrillin-2 of Oxytalan Fibers in the Human Eye and Periodontal Ligaments In Vitro

Abstract

Oxytalan fibers are distributed in the eye and periodontal ligaments (PDL). The ciliary zonule, known as Zinn's zonule, in the eye is composed of oxytalan fibers, which are bundles of microfibrils consisting mainly of fibrillin-1 and fibrillin-2. As turnover of oxytalan fibers is slow during life, their degradation mechanism remains unclarified. This study… (More)
DOI: 10.1267/ahc.13024

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