Metalloproteinases 2 and 9 and their tissue inhibitors 1 and 2 are increased in vulvar lichen sclerosus.

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the expression of different matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in vulvar lichen sclerosus (LS), a chronic dermatosis in women, histologically characterized by a zone of collagen remodeling in the superior dermis. STUDY DESIGN Analysis of the expression of different MMPs (MMP-1, -2… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2011.12.003

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