Andreas Giraud et al.
Cardiovascular research, 113(11), 1364-1375 (2017-06-06)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), frequently diagnosed in old patients, is characterized by chronic inflammation, vascular cell apoptosis and metalloproteinase-mediated extracellular matrix destruction. Despite improvement in the understanding of the pathophysiology of aortic aneurysm, no pharmacological treatment is yet available to...
Michel P Bergoeing et al.
Journal of vascular surgery, 45(6), 1217-1227 (2007-04-03)
The development of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is presumed to result from multiple genetic and environmental factors, with exposure to tobacco smoke the single largest known factor predisposing to aneurysm growth. We have attempted to adapt the elastase-perfused animal model...
Júlia Benini Kohler et al.
Biology open, 8(4) (2019-04-12)
Macrophages play a pivotal role in the development of emphysema and depending on the microenvironment stimuli can be polarized into M1- or M2-like macrophage phenotypes. We compared macrophage polarizations in cigarette smoke (CS)- and porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE)-induced emphysema models....
Demetrios Moris et al.
Current vascular pharmacology, 16(2), 168-178 (2017-02-06)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation is associated with by inflammation and matrix degradation. This study tested the hypothesis that calprotectin, a novel biomarker for inflammation, as well as established biomarkers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and matrix metalloproteinase- 9 (MMP-9)...
Endothelial MMP-9 drives the inflammatory response in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
Ramella M, et al.
American Journal of Translational Research, 9(12), 5485-5485 (2017)