Transcript expression of matrix metalloproteinases in the conjunctiva following glaucoma filtration surgery in rabbits.

@article{Liu2004TranscriptEO,
  title={Transcript expression of matrix metalloproteinases in the conjunctiva following glaucoma filtration surgery in rabbits.},
  author={Catherine Jui-ling Liu and Yu-Lun Huang and Allen Wen-hsiang Chiu and Jyh-Phen Ju},
  journal={Ophthalmic research},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={114-9}
}
PURPOSE To determine the changes in the expression of transcripts of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitor (TIMP) in the conjunctiva following glaucoma filtration surgery (GFS). METHODS The reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction method was performed on tissue specimens obtained from adult rabbits undergoing GFS at various postoperative time points. RESULTS MMP 1 decreased more than 7-fold from its baseline level during the first 2 weeks following surgery. MMP… CONTINUE READING