Matrix metalloproteinase-9 gene polymorphisms and chronic kidney disease.

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the associations between the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and polymorphisms in the genes encoding matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs). MMPs degrade extracellular matrix proteins in the glomerulus, and play important roles in kidney disease… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000343742

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@article{Okada2012MatrixMG, title={Matrix metalloproteinase-9 gene polymorphisms and chronic kidney disease.}, author={Rieko Okada and Sayo Kawai and Mariko Fujimoto Naito and Asahi Hishida and Nobuyuki Hamajima and Koichi Shinchi and Tanvir Chowdhury Turin and Sadao Suzuki and Eva Mariane Mantjoro and Kengo Toyomura and Kokichi Arisawa and Nagato Kuriyama and Satoyo Hosono and Haruo Mikami and Michiaki Kubo and H. Tanaka and Kenji Wakai}, journal={American journal of nephrology}, year={2012}, volume={36 5}, pages={444-50} }