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Trends in matrix metalloproteinase research from 1986-2007: a bibliometric study.
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PMID:  20921995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Using the SCI-expanded database, this study provides a quantitative description of the development of the research involving matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) over a period of 20 years. From 1986 to 2007 the scientific literature related to MMP increased sevenfold (397 papers in 1986-1987 and 2834 in 2006-2007). The number of countries participating in MMP-related research doubled during this period (33 in 1986-1987 to 67 in 2006-2007), and the USA continually remained the leader. Several industrialized nations (Japan, Germany, UK, Canada, and France) also continuously played important roles, with some emerging Asian countries joining the top 10 most productive countries in 2006-2007: China (ranked 5th), South Korea (6th), and Taiwan (10th). The MMP-related literature was distributed among a continuously growing number of journals (188 in 1986-1987, 527 in 1996-1997, and 913 in 2006-2007) and The Journal of Biological Chemistry remained the most prolific throughout the entire period. The development of the research involving MMPs during the past two decades was also characterized by a progressive transfer of interest from basic research to clinical medicine; cell biology and pharmacology were important routes of investigation generally pursued by researchers. Journals dedicated to oncology have progressively risen to the top 8 most prolific journals during the 20 year period analyzed.
Authors:
Claude Robert; Concepción S Wilson; Jean-François Gaudy; William Hornebeck; Charles-Daniel Arreto
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1208-6002     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochem. Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606068     Medline TA:  Biochem Cell Biol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  843-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Université Paris Descartes, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Laboratoire d'Anatomie Fonctionnelle, 92 120 Montrouge, France. claude.robert@parisdescartes.fr
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