Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 and coronary artery lesions in Kawasaki disease.

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OBJECTIVE To identify cytokine genes uniquely expressed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNCs) in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD) with coronary artery lesions (CALs). STUDY DESIGN We screened the mRNA expression levels of PBMNCs from 4 pairs of KD patients with and without CAL using DNA microarray. The result was confirmed by real-time… (More)

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