Matrix metalloproteinases in the human intervertebral disc: role in disc degeneration and scoliosis.

@article{Crean1997MatrixMI,
  title={Matrix metalloproteinases in the human intervertebral disc: role in disc degeneration and scoliosis.},
  author={J K Crean and Sally Roberts and David C. Jaffray and Stephen M. Eisenstein and Victor C. Duance},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1997},
  volume={22 24},
  pages={2877-84}
}
STUDY DESIGN Biochemical study of human intervertebral discs collected at surgery from patients with low back pain associated with disc degeneration or scoliosis. Matrix metalloproteinases were studied by quantitative zymography. OBJECTIVE To determine whether changes in the expression of matrix metalloproteinases will bring about tissue remodelling that… CONTINUE READING