Synovial matrix metalloproteinase-2 in different stages of sheep temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis.


PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to test for the presence of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in synovial fluid of sheep with experimentally induced temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthrosis (OA) at various time intervals. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one sheep were used in this study. TMJ OA was induced bilaterally in 18 sheep and 3 sheep were used… (More)


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