Monocyte chemotactic activity in human abdominal aortic aneurysms: Role of elastin degradation peptides and the 67?kD cell surface elastin receptor.
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Primary cell cultures (n = 16) were initiated from tissues of embryonic and neonatal larval Ornithodoros moubata following methods developed for hard ticks. After maintenance for 20-25 months in vitro, cell multiplication commenced in surviving cultures, leading to the establishment...
Bertha Chen et al.
Fertility and sterility, 91(4 Suppl), 1351-1354 (2008-06-17)
We investigated the effect of relaxin on extracellular matrix remodeling in cultured myometrial compared with leiomyoma smooth muscle cells. Relaxin increases elastase activity and protease inhibitor expressions in myometrial smooth muscle cells, but no effect was observed in leiomyoma cells.
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The Journal of biological chemistry, 291(7), 3197-3208 (2015-12-17)
The metalloproteinase ADAMTS-5 (A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) degrades aggrecan, a proteoglycan essential for cartilage structure and function. ADAMTS-5 is the major aggrecanase in mouse cartilage, and is also likely to be the major aggrecanase in humans. ADAMTS-5...