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Activity of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in abdominal aortic aneurysms. Relation to size and rupture.
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PMID:  11112465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: to investigate the activity of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 in asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (aAAAs) and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs). DESIGN: cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MMP-2 and MMP-9 activity was estimated in biopsies from the anterior wall of 60 AAAs using gelatin zymography. There were 20 medium-sized (diameter 5<7 cm) aAAAs, 20 large (>57 cm) aAAAs and 20 rAAAs. MMP activity was quantified using a laser densitometer and expressed as arbitrary units (au). RESULTS: mean (SEM) MMP-9 activity was significantly lower in large aAAAs (1190 au +/-247) than in rAAAs (2647 au +/-498, p<0.05). There was no difference in MMP-2 activity. CONCLUSION: High MMP-9 activity in the AAA wall is associated with rupture.
E Petersen; A Gineitis; F Wågberg; K A Angquist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1078-5884     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-09     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
Department of Surgery, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / enzymology*,  pathology
Aortic Rupture / enzymology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 / metabolism*
Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 / metabolism*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Metalloproteinase 2; EC Metalloproteinase 9

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