Relationship between plasma metalloproteinase-9 levels and volume and severity of infarct in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) constitute an endopeptidase family involved in various physiological and pathological processes. It was demonstrated that plasma MMP-9 level was increased in patients with acute ischemic stroke. In this study, it was investigated whether there was a relationship between the levels of plasma MMP-9 and the severity of stroke… CONTINUE READING