Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and 9) and tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1 and 2) during the course of experimental necrotizing herpetic keratitis.

@article{Yang2003MatrixM,
  title={Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and 9) and tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1 and 2) during the course of experimental necrotizing herpetic keratitis.},
  author={Yan-Ning Yang and Dirk Bauer and Susanne Wasmuth and K. -P. Steuhl and Arnd Heiligenhaus},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={227-37}
}
To determine the distribution and activities of metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) during the course of experimental herpes simplex virus (HSV) type-1 keratitis, BALB/c mice were corneally infected with 10(5) plaque-forming units (PFU) of HSV-1 (KOS strain) and then observed for the clinical signs of keratitis. Corneas were harvested at days 0, 2, 7 and 14 post-infection (p.i.). MMP-2, MMP-9, MMP-8, TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 were detected by… CONTINUE READING