Plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in age-related macular degeneration

@article{Chau2007PlasmaLO,
  title={Plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in age-related macular degeneration},
  author={Kai Y Chau and Sobha Sivaprasad and Neal Patel and Terri Allison Donaldson and Philip J. Luthert and Ngaihang Victor Chong},
  journal={Eye},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={855-859}
}
BackgroundSeveral studies indicate that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and atherosclerosis may share common pathogenetic pathways. The aim of this study was to determine the role of systemic matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in AMD, given that MMPs are implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.MethodsThis study determined the plasma matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) levels in three groups of subjects: group 1 included subjects with age-related maculopathy (ARM), group 2… CONTINUE READING

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