The levels of collagenase, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), collagenase approximately TIMP-1 complexes and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) in sequential samples of synovial fluid aspirated from patients with osteoarthritis.

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OBJECTIVE Collagen turnover in connective tissues is thought to be controlled by the balance between the levels of interstitial collagenase and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1). The aim of this study was to measure the level of total collagenase (MMP-1), TIMP-1, collagenase approximately TIMP-1 complex and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) in… (More)

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