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Matrix Metalloproteinases and Descending Aortic Aneurysms: Parity, Disparity, and Switch.
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PMID:  21958052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract  Central to the pathologic changes in developing aortic aneurysms are alterations in the abundance and activity of proteases, of which the most important for aneurysm production comprise the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family. In this review, literature demonstrating the role of MMPs in the development of aortic aneurysms is presented, with emphasis on the parity and disparity between the thoracic and abdominal aorta. Furthermore, the role of embryologic cellular origins and evidence of phenotypic switch will be addressed in terms of how this process alters MMP production during aneurysm development. (J Card Surg 2011;**:1-10).
Tom P Theruvath; Jeffrey A Jones; John S Ikonomidis
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-29
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Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; and Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina.
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