Mechanisms of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and matrix metalloproteinase-2 inhibition by N-acetylcysteine in the human term decidua and fetal membranes.

@article{Weiss2003MechanismsOM,
  title={Mechanisms of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and matrix metalloproteinase-2 inhibition by N-acetylcysteine in the human term decidua and fetal membranes.},
  author={Amir A. Weiss and Shlomit Goldman and Izhar Ben Shlomo and Vered Eyali and Shamir Leibovitz and Eliezer Shalev},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={189 6},
  pages={
          1758-63
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of N-acetylcysteine on the activity and secretion of the matrix metalloproteinases in the decidua, amnion, and chorion and the secretion of the tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1. STUDY DESIGN Samples from eight nonlaboring women were taken at elective cesarean section and incubated in an in vitro organ culture in the absence or presence of N-acetylcysteine. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9… CONTINUE READING
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